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17 января, 21:26

Фирма Bosch выделила деньги на исследования российского холодильника

Фирма Bosch выделила деньги на исследования российского холодильника

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17 января, 19:08

В России отзывают 4,7 тысячи газовых плит Bosch

«БСХ Бытовые Приборы», представитель компании Bosch в России, отзывает 4,7 тыс. газовых плит из-за возможной утечки газа. Отзыву подлежат плиты моделей HGG223120E, HGV745250, HSG223020E, HSG223155R, HSV625120R, HSV745020 и HSV745050E, реализованные с 2009 по 2015 годы. «В данных моделях газовых плит при определенных условиях конический адаптер (штуцер), поставляемый вместе с плитами для подключения к газовым шлангам, может получить трещины или сломаться, в результате чего возможна утечка газа. В худшем случае это может привести к взрыву газа»,— говорится в сообщении Росстандарта.

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17 января, 16:31

17.01.2017 16:31 : Компания Bosch отзывает в России 4700 плит из-за возможной утечки газа

Дело в том, что при определенных условиях конический адаптер, поставляемый вместе с этими плитами для подключения к шлангам, может получить трещины или сломаться. Как сообщили в Росстандарте, в худшем случае это может привести к взрыву. Модели плит можно посмотреть на сайте ведомства. Владельцы должны связаться с сервисной компанией. Ремонт или замена будут бесплатными.

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17 января, 16:01

Bosch отзывает 4700 плит в России из-за возможной утечки газа

В России компания Bosch (представитель «БСХ Хаугерете ГбмХ») через «БСХ бытовые приборы» отзывает 4700 газовых плит из-за возможной утечки газа, сообщили в Росстандарте.

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10 января, 19:03

CES 2017: Bosch показала водительское место будущего

Компания Bosch продемонстрировала в ходе выставки CES 2017 в Лас-Вегасе (Невада, США) концепцию водительского места подключённого автомобиля. По прогнозам, к 2022 году глобальный рынок автомобилей, подключенных к Сети, будет расти почти на 25 % в год. Всего за несколько лет такие машины станут одним из основных сегментов Интернета вещей (IoT). Автомобили научатся связываться с другими транспортными средствами, а также с «умными» домами и ремонтными сервисами. Эти функции помогут реализовать высокоавтоматизированное вождение.

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10 января, 16:11

Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights shows a world waking up to the future | Jonathan Jones

With its giant strawberries and nudity, Hieronymus Bosch’s painting has been seen as a celebration and warning about sin – but it’s really about a Renaissance-era curiosity that helped better explain the worldThe Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch is a wonder of art. By that I don’t just mean it is one of the world’s greatest paintings. It is also something we wonder at, astonished, like a rare relic in a cabinet of bizarre curiosities. What is happening in this outrageous display of unfettered imagination and what can it possibly mean?Last year, the 500th anniversary of the death of Bosch was marked by a thrilling exhibition of his paintings and drawings in his home town Den Bosch, in the southern Netherlands. Yet one masterpiece was missing. The Garden of Earthly Delights does not travel from Madrid, where it hangs in the Prado museum. A book of the Prado’s own Bosch quincentenary published this month by Thames and Hudson makes up for that absence. It explores the latest discoveries and theories about Bosch’s most stupendous work with accurate colour images of many of its hypnotic details and infrared images of the three wooden panels that make up this religious – or pseudo-religious – painting. Continue reading...

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27 декабря 2016, 21:37

Science and Culture: Solving a math problem to create art [Mathematics]

Mathematician Robert Bosch never intended to become an artist. But 15 years ago, he started looking for ways to engage his students in optimization research, his field of expertise. Robert Bosch's optimization artworks have included a rendering of the Mona Lisa, which he starts by identifying the points or “cities”...

27 декабря 2016, 19:35

3 firms map out 10% stake in HERE

TWO Chinese companies and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC have agreed to buy a 10 percent stake in a digital mapping company controlled by Germany’s leading carmakers to help them develop self-driving

21 декабря 2016, 19:54

VW seals US$1b agreement to settle claims in diesel case

VOLKSWAGEN AG has agreed to a US$1 billion settlement to fix or buy back another 80,000 polluting diesel vehicles sold in the United States as the German automaker took new steps to put its emissions

19 декабря 2016, 20:34

Nearly Everything That Happened In 2016, In One Highly Detailed Illustration

“Go home, 2016, you’re drunk.”  So reads a common tweet, pointed out by Slate earlier this month, that aptly summarizes the English-speaking world’s feelings toward this cursed year. We said goodbye to David Bowie and Prince, and we said hello to President-elect Donald Trump; there was Zika and and Brexit; the Pulse nightclub shooting and the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, plus another shooting in Dallas. As Jia Tolentino wrote in The New Yorker, this was the worst year ever ... until next year. The creative team at Beutler Ink attempted to bottle the chaos of 2016 ― and not just its truly heinous downs, but also its noted ups ― in a comprehensive illustration modeled after the famous “Garden of Earthly Delights” painting. Organized by digital strategist Pete Hunt, the Hieronymus Bosch-themed visual has been in the making since the beginning of the year. The piece is loosely organized. Hunt told The Huffington Post that its “R.I.P.” section is located in the far left panel, where Bosch’s Garden of Eden rests. Here, you can see the faces of Bowie, Prince, Harambe, and even Fidel Castro. (Castor’s “inclusion does not reflect an endorsement,” Hunt added.) The far right section is less heavenly ― in fact, it’s hell. There, Beutler Ink situated all of politics (whether progressive or conservative), with Trump’s campaign characters taking front and center.  The middle of the illustration, like in Bosch’s work, is dedicated to everything else ― broadly accepted as “Earthly Delights.” Here you’ll find some happier times: nods to “Ghostbusters,” the Olympic gymnastics team, Lin-Manuel Miranda. When asked to explain some of the less apparent aspects of the illustration, Hunt sent the following breakdown. The bearded Hemingway-looking man is [SPOILER ALERT] poor Hodor from “Game of Thrones” trying desperately to “hold the door” and keep back the White Walkers. A few other ones that viewers might be unclear about: the bag of jewels between President Obama and Chance the Rapper represents Kim Kardashian’s stolen jewelry; the figure above the bag is Kylie Jenner modeling her poorly reviewed lip kit cosmetics; the Pepe the Frog whispering to Donald Trump is split into two to represent the transformation of the original (lovable) Pepe meme and an Alt-Right icon. As we wind down yet another 366 days, perhaps you can assuage your year-end anxieties by channeling the “Where’s Waldo” fan inside you. Go ahead. Find Hodor. (And also Waldo, because he’s there, too.) You can zoom into portions of the illustration courtesy of Beutler Ink. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

18 декабря 2016, 19:50

Netflix New Releases Coming in January 2017

The start of another month signifies the arrival of a whole new batch of titles to Netflix. Here are all of the streamer's new releases coming in January.

15 декабря 2016, 19:33

What's New On Netflix In January 2017?

New year, new Netflix lineup.  The streaming service has released the list of movies and shows it will be adding to its roster at the start of 2017, and it’s pretty great. A few titles include the Steven Spielberg classic “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and the original “Parent Trap” movie (yes, the one without Lindsay Lohan).  The highly anticipated first season of Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, also debuts on Jan. 13.  Check out the list below to see what else is coming in January 2017: Jan. 1 “Caddyshack” (1980) “Braveheart” (1995) “Boogie Nights” (1997) “The Shining” (1980) “V for Vendetta” (2005) “Vanilla Sky” (2001) “HALO Legend” (2010) “Bee Movie” (2007) “Hugo” (2011) “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” (2011) “The Parent Trap” (1961) “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004) “Superman Returns” (2006) “Superman II” (1980) “Superman III” (1983) “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (1987) “Superman: The Movie” (1978) “Around the World in 80 Days” (2004) “Collateral Damage” (2002) “Dreamcatcher” (2002) “El Dorado” (1967) “License to Drive” (1988) “Nancy Drew” (2007) Jan. 3 “Degrassi: Next Class” (Season 3, Netflix original series) “Jen Kirkman: Just Keep Livin’?”(Netflix original comedy special)  “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (Season 11, 2016)  Jan. 6 “One Day at a Time” (Season 1, Netflix original series)  “Tarzan and Jane” (Season 1, Netflix original series)  “Coin Heist” (Netflix original, 2017)  Jan. 7 “Alpha and Omega 7” (2016) “Under the Shadow” (2016) Jan. 9 “Best and Most Beautiful Things” (2016) “Ratchet and Clank” (2016) Jan. 10 “Jim Gaffigan: Cinco” (Netflix original comedy special) “We’re Lalaloopsy” (Season 1, Netflix original kids series)  “As I Open My Eyes” (2015) “Best Friends Whenever” (Season 2)  “Theo Who Lived” (2016) Jan. 11 “Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass” (2016) Jan. 13 “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (Season 1, Netflix original series)  “Clinical” (Netflix original film, 2017)  “It Follows” (2014) “Aquarius” (2016) Jan. 14 “Camp X-Ray” (2014) “Cardboard Boxer” (2016) Jan. 15 “A Beautiful Now” (2015) “Hostage to the Devil” (2016) “Pocoyo” (Seasons 1-2)   “Señora Acero” (Season 3)  “The Similars” (2015) “Twisted Trunk, Big Fat BodyWartime Portraits” (Season 1)  Jan. 16 “Flash of Genius” (2008) “Halloweed” (2016) “The Rezort” (2015) Jan. 17 “Neal Brennan: 3 Mics” (Netflix original comedy special)  “Fatima” (2015) “Ixcanul” (2015) “Roger Corman’s Death Race 2050” (2016) Jan. 19 “Friday Night Tykes” (Season 3)  “Good Kids” (2016) “Imprisoned” (2015, aka “Presos”) Jan. 20 “Voltron: Legendary Defender” (Season 2, Netflix original series for kids)  “Take the 10” (Netflix original film, 2017)  “Frontier” (Season 1, Netflix original series) “Papa” (2016) Jan. 21 “Bates Motel” (Season 4, 2016)  Jan. 24 “Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy” (Netflix original comedy special) “Gad Gone Wild” (Netflix original comedy special) “Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil” (2015) “Kill Command” (2016) Jan. 27 “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh” (Season 2, Netflix original series for kids)  “Kazoops!” (Season 2, Netflix original series for kids) “IBoy” (Netflix original film, 2017) Jan. 28 “Ripper Street” (Season 4, 2016)  Jan. 30 “Antibirth” (2016) “Swing State” (2016) Jan. 31 “Bill Burr Stand Up Special” (Netflix original comedy special)  “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens” (2016) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 декабря 2016, 15:11

Why Am I Yelling At CNN's Poppy Harlow?

Honestly, I don’t usually talk back to the TV. But I couldn’t contain myself during Poppy Harlow’s December 10 interview with John Feltner, the United Steelworkers vice president of the Rexnord local union where 300 jobs are moving from Indianapolis to Mexico. In discussing the move, Ms. Harlow twice resorted to the much repeated trope that the loss of American manufacturing jobs is really about automation and technology. HARLOW: .... What would you ― what is the number-one thing you would like to see the incoming administration do that you think will help people in your situation? Because, you know, Donald Trump points to global trade as being the reason that your jobs are going away. That’s not all of it. A lot of it is, as you know well, automation and technology. FELTNER: “.....These companies are leaving to exploit cheap labor. That’s plain and simple. If he can change those trade policies to keep those jobs here in America, that’s what we need. We need American jobs, not just union jobs. HARLOW: But you agree it won’t save all of them, because of automation, because of technology.... Please Poppy, come off it! Feltner is right. Off-shoring is about the rush to cheap labor and NOT about automation and new technology. The move to cheaper labor in Mexico, in fact, allows corporations to avoid investing in new technologies. Rexnord and Carrier are moving the same old technologies to Mexico, piece by piece. Ever hear of Germany? Instead of regurgitating meaningless economic platitudes, newscasters and pundits should confront some facts about Germany’s extensive manufacturing sector. Fact #1: Germany uses the most advanced technologies in the world. Fact #2: Manufacturing workers in Germany earn much more than their U.S. counterparts: (44.7% more in textiles, 44.6% more in chemicals, 34.2% more in machine tools, and 66.9% more in the automobiles industry.) Fact #3: Manufacturing jobs make up 22% of the German workforce and account for 21% of the GDP. U.S. manufacturing jobs make up only 11% of our workforce and only 13% of our GDP. Fact #4: The economic gods either speak German or the Germans are doing things differently from their U.S counterparts. Rather than divine intervention, German manufacturing depends on producing high quality products that are so good that people the world over are willing to pay a premium for them. The most sought after high end motor vehicles (Mercedes, BMW, Audi) and kitchen appliances (Bosch, Miele) for example, are produced by German companies using highly trained, well-paid workers and the most advanced technologies. The German manufacturing juggernaut depends on vast investments in innovation (by their government), in research and development (by their firms), and in worker education and training (by both the government and the firms.) U.S. Addicted to Stock Buybacks American manufacturers have chosen a different path. Their CEOs grow wealthy by financially strip mining their own companies, aided and abetted by elite financiers who have only one goal: extracting as much wealth as possible from the company while putting back as little as possible into production and workers. The heroin driving their addiction is stock buybacks ― a company using its own profits (or borrowed money) to buyback the company’s own shares. This directly adds more wealth to the super-rich because stock buybacks inevitably increase the value of the shares owned by top executives and rich investors. Since top executives receive the vast majority of their income (often up to 95%) through stock incentives, stock buybacks are pure gold. The stock price goes up and the CEOs get richer. In this they are in harmony with top Wall Street private equity/hedge fund investors who incessantly clamor for more stock buybacks, impatient for their next fix. For the few, this addiction is the path to vast riches. It also is the path to annihilating the manufacturing sector. (For a definitive yet accessible account see “Profits without Prosperity” by William Lazonick in the Harvard Business Review.) Wait, wait, isn’t this stock manipulation? Well, before the Reagan administration deregulated them in 1982, stock buybacks indeed were considered stock manipulation and one of the causes of the 1929 crash. Now they are so ubiquitous that upwards of 75% of all corporate profits go to stock buybacks. Over the last year, 37 companies in the S&P 500 actually spent more on buybacks than they generated in profits, according to Buyback Quarterly. Little wonder that stock buybacks are a major driver of runaway inequality. In 1980 before the stock buyback era, the ratio of compensation between the top 100 CEOs and the average worker was 45 to 1. Today it is a whopping 844 to 1. (The German CEO gap is closer to 150 to 1.) Germany holds down its wage gap, in part, by discouraging stock buybacks. Through its system of co-determination, workers and their unions have seats on the boards of directors and make sure profits are used to invest in productive employment. As a result, in Germany stock buybacks account for a much smaller percentage of corporate profits. Between 2000 and 2015, 419 U.S. companies (on the S&P 500 index) spent a total of $4.7 trillion on stock buybacks, (annual average of $701 million per firm.) During the same period, only 33 German firms in the S&P350 Europe index conducted buybacks for a total of $111 billion (annual average of $211 million per firm.) [Many thanks to Mustafa Erdem Sakinç from The Academic-Industry Research Network for providing this excellent data.] Let’s do the math: U.S. firms as a whole spent 42 times more on stock buybacks than German firms! Little wonder that our manufacturing sector is a withering appendage of Wall Street, and that German manufacturing leads the global economy. So why does the media consistently use automation/technology to explain the loss of good paying manufacturing jobs? To be fair, Poppy is not alone. Virtually every elite broadcaster, journalist, pundit and columnist claims that the loss of good-paying, blue collar jobs is somehow connected to new technologies. How can they ignore the fact that in Germany advanced technologies and good paying jobs go hand in hand? Part of the answer is that it is reassuring for elites to believe that job loss stems from complex “forces of production” that are far removed from human control. The inevitability of broad economic trends makes a pundit sound more sophisticated than the unschooled factory worker who thinks the company is moving to Mexico just because labor costs 1/10th as much. Technological inevitability also fits neatly into the idea that runaway inequality in our economy is akin to an act of God ―- that globalization and technology move forward and no one can stop the process from anointing winners and losers. The winners ―- the richest of the rich ― are those who have the skills needed to succeed in the international technological race. The losers ― most of the rest of us without the new skills ― see our jobs vaporized by technology and automation. Too bad. Nothing to be done about it. Stop whining. Move on. In order words, rising inequality can’t be fundamentally altered. Sinclair’s Law of Human Nature Or maybe there’s another explanation suggested by Upton Sinclair’s infamous adage: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” The newscasters, the pundits, the top columnists and recidivist TV commentators ― nearly all of them are doing very well. They may not be billionaires but they live in a rarefied world far removed form the worries felt by Mr. Feltner and his brothers and sisters at Rexnord. From their elite vantage point, the status quo may have problems, but it is treating them remarkably well. So quite naturally they are drawn to narratives that justify their elite positions ― that altering runaway inequality and its privileges would be futile at best and even harmful to society as a whole. How convenient. Then again, American media firms also are no strangers to stock buybacks. Time Warner which owns CNN, Poppy’s employer, instituted a $5 billion stock buyback in 2016. That’s $5 billion that, for example, didn’t go to news investigations about the perils of stock buybacks. We don’t know if Ms. Harlow receives stock incentives, but her top bosses certainly do. What about NBC/MSNBC? Comcast is the parent company which also instituted a $5 billion stock buyback in 2016. Brother Feltner is right. Corporations are moving offshore to cut their wage bills. But they are not using that money to reinvest in their companies to improve the product and train the workforce. Instead, they are off-shoring to gain cash flow to finance their fix. They want more stock buybacks which in turn enrich top executives and Wall Street investors. Automation and technology have nothing to do with this perilous addiction. So, I’ll stop yelling at Poppy, once she starts covering stock buybacks. Guess my voice will get horse. (This article originally appeared on Alternet.org) Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute, is currently working with unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure of a new anti-Wall Street movement. His new book Runaway Inequality: An Activist Guide to Economic Justice serves as a text for this campaign. All proceeds go to support these educational efforts. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

15 декабря 2016, 15:11

Why Am I Yelling At CNN's Poppy Harlow?

Honestly, I don’t usually talk back to the TV. But I couldn’t contain myself during Poppy Harlow’s December 10 interview with John Feltner, the United Steelworkers vice president of the Rexnord local union where 300 jobs are moving from Indianapolis to Mexico. In discussing the move, Ms. Harlow twice resorted to the much repeated trope that the loss of American manufacturing jobs is really about automation and technology. HARLOW: .... What would you ― what is the number-one thing you would like to see the incoming administration do that you think will help people in your situation? Because, you know, Donald Trump points to global trade as being the reason that your jobs are going away. That’s not all of it. A lot of it is, as you know well, automation and technology. FELTNER: “.....These companies are leaving to exploit cheap labor. That’s plain and simple. If he can change those trade policies to keep those jobs here in America, that’s what we need. We need American jobs, not just union jobs. HARLOW: But you agree it won’t save all of them, because of automation, because of technology.... Please Poppy, come off it! Feltner is right. Off-shoring is about the rush to cheap labor and NOT about automation and new technology. The move to cheaper labor in Mexico, in fact, allows corporations to avoid investing in new technologies. Rexnord and Carrier are moving the same old technologies to Mexico, piece by piece. Ever hear of Germany? Instead of regurgitating meaningless economic platitudes, newscasters and pundits should confront some facts about Germany’s extensive manufacturing sector. Fact #1: Germany uses the most advanced technologies in the world. Fact #2: Manufacturing workers in Germany earn much more than their U.S. counterparts: (44.7% more in textiles, 44.6% more in chemicals, 34.2% more in machine tools, and 66.9% more in the automobiles industry.) Fact #3: Manufacturing jobs make up 22% of the German workforce and account for 21% of the GDP. U.S. manufacturing jobs make up only 11% of our workforce and only 13% of our GDP. Fact #4: The economic gods either speak German or the Germans are doing things differently from their U.S counterparts. Rather than divine intervention, German manufacturing depends on producing high quality products that are so good that people the world over are willing to pay a premium for them. The most sought after high end motor vehicles (Mercedes, BMW, Audi) and kitchen appliances (Bosch, Miele) for example, are produced by German companies using highly trained, well-paid workers and the most advanced technologies. The German manufacturing juggernaut depends on vast investments in innovation (by their government), in research and development (by their firms), and in worker education and training (by both the government and the firms.) U.S. Addicted to Stock Buybacks American manufacturers have chosen a different path. Their CEOs grow wealthy by financially strip mining their own companies, aided and abetted by elite financiers who have only one goal: extracting as much wealth as possible from the company while putting back as little as possible into production and workers. The heroin driving their addiction is stock buybacks ― a company using its own profits (or borrowed money) to buyback the company’s own shares. This directly adds more wealth to the super-rich because stock buybacks inevitably increase the value of the shares owned by top executives and rich investors. Since top executives receive the vast majority of their income (often up to 95%) through stock incentives, stock buybacks are pure gold. The stock price goes up and the CEOs get richer. In this they are in harmony with top Wall Street private equity/hedge fund investors who incessantly clamor for more stock buybacks, impatient for their next fix. For the few, this addiction is the path to vast riches. It also is the path to annihilating the manufacturing sector. (For a definitive yet accessible account see “Profits without Prosperity” by William Lazonick in the Harvard Business Review.) Wait, wait, isn’t this stock manipulation? Well, before the Reagan administration deregulated them in 1982, stock buybacks indeed were considered stock manipulation and one of the causes of the 1929 crash. Now they are so ubiquitous that upwards of 75% of all corporate profits go to stock buybacks. Over the last year, 37 companies in the S&P 500 actually spent more on buybacks than they generated in profits, according to Buyback Quarterly. Little wonder that stock buybacks are a major driver of runaway inequality. In 1980 before the stock buyback era, the ratio of compensation between the top 100 CEOs and the average worker was 45 to 1. Today it is a whopping 844 to 1. (The German CEO gap is closer to 150 to 1.) Germany holds down its wage gap, in part, by discouraging stock buybacks. Through its system of co-determination, workers and their unions have seats on the boards of directors and make sure profits are used to invest in productive employment. As a result, in Germany stock buybacks account for a much smaller percentage of corporate profits. Between 2000 and 2015, 419 U.S. companies (on the S&P 500 index) spent a total of $4.7 trillion on stock buybacks, (annual average of $701 million per firm.) During the same period, only 33 German firms in the S&P350 Europe index conducted buybacks for a total of $111 billion (annual average of $211 million per firm.) [Many thanks to Mustafa Erdem Sakinç from The Academic-Industry Research Network for providing this excellent data.] Let’s do the math: U.S. firms as a whole spent 42 times more on stock buybacks than German firms! Little wonder that our manufacturing sector is a withering appendage of Wall Street, and that German manufacturing leads the global economy. So why does the media consistently use automation/technology to explain the loss of good paying manufacturing jobs? To be fair, Poppy is not alone. Virtually every elite broadcaster, journalist, pundit and columnist claims that the loss of good-paying, blue collar jobs is somehow connected to new technologies. How can they ignore the fact that in Germany advanced technologies and good paying jobs go hand in hand? Part of the answer is that it is reassuring for elites to believe that job loss stems from complex “forces of production” that are far removed from human control. The inevitability of broad economic trends makes a pundit sound more sophisticated than the unschooled factory worker who thinks the company is moving to Mexico just because labor costs 1/10th as much. Technological inevitability also fits neatly into the idea that runaway inequality in our economy is akin to an act of God ―- that globalization and technology move forward and no one can stop the process from anointing winners and losers. The winners ―- the richest of the rich ― are those who have the skills needed to succeed in the international technological race. The losers ― most of the rest of us without the new skills ― see our jobs vaporized by technology and automation. Too bad. Nothing to be done about it. Stop whining. Move on. In order words, rising inequality can’t be fundamentally altered. Sinclair’s Law of Human Nature Or maybe there’s another explanation suggested by Upton Sinclair’s infamous adage: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” The newscasters, the pundits, the top columnists and recidivist TV commentators ― nearly all of them are doing very well. They may not be billionaires but they live in a rarefied world far removed form the worries felt by Mr. Feltner and his brothers and sisters at Rexnord. From their elite vantage point, the status quo may have problems, but it is treating them remarkably well. So quite naturally they are drawn to narratives that justify their elite positions ― that altering runaway inequality and its privileges would be futile at best and even harmful to society as a whole. How convenient. Then again, American media firms also are no strangers to stock buybacks. Time Warner which owns CNN, Poppy’s employer, instituted a $5 billion stock buyback in 2016. That’s $5 billion that, for example, didn’t go to news investigations about the perils of stock buybacks. We don’t know if Ms. Harlow receives stock incentives, but her top bosses certainly do. What about NBC/MSNBC? Comcast is the parent company which also instituted a $5 billion stock buyback in 2016. Brother Feltner is right. Corporations are moving offshore to cut their wage bills. But they are not using that money to reinvest in their companies to improve the product and train the workforce. Instead, they are off-shoring to gain cash flow to finance their fix. They want more stock buybacks which in turn enrich top executives and Wall Street investors. Automation and technology have nothing to do with this perilous addiction. So, I’ll stop yelling at Poppy, once she starts covering stock buybacks. Guess my voice will get horse. (This article originally appeared on Alternet.org) Les Leopold, the director of the Labor Institute, is currently working with unions and community organizations to build the educational infrastructure of a new anti-Wall Street movement. His new book Runaway Inequality: An Activist Guide to Economic Justice serves as a text for this campaign. All proceeds go to support these educational efforts. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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14 декабря 2016, 18:24

Где всегда доступны свежие промокоды в МедиаМаркт?

Хорошая скидка ценится всегда. Эта аксиома для любого покупателя прекрасно объясняет растущую в нашей стране популярность сервиса Промокодабра. Ведь благодаря ему вы сэкономите на покупках в сети интернет – в том числе в онлайн-магазине Media Markt. Так, в декабре техника Remington благодаря Промокодабре доступна с выгодой 15% (к тому же ее покупатели могут дополнительно выиграть ценные призы)! Все, что для этого нужно – использовать промокод МедиаМаркт. Что это?

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11 декабря 2016, 02:18

Непосредственный впрыск. Двухтактное начало

Оригинал взят у detroit_diesel8 в Непосредственный впрыск. Двухтактное началоGutbrod Superior 700e кузовом Westfalia-Werke Franz Knöbel & Söhne KGВ конце 40-х годов конструктор Ганц Шеренберг решает адаптировать авиационный непосредственный впрыск бензина для автомобилей. Под его руководством фирма Bosch выпускает двухплунжерный топливный насос высокого давления (ТНВД) дизельного типа, пригодный для установки на двухцилиндровые двухтактные двигатели. Такие моторы появились одновременно на недорогих авто Gutbrod Superior 700e и Goliath GP700e («e»- означало einspritzung, т.е. впрыск) в 1952 году. Т.е. на год раньше культового суперкара Mercedes-Benz-300SL (по прозвищу «крыло чайки»), который также получил мотор с впрыском.Но про пафосную легенду уже и так рассказали все кому ни лень. Потому нет. Про нее не будет.Goliath GP700eМотор Gutbrod 660 см3. ТНВД установлен спереди на носке коленвалаКарбюраторный двигатель Goliath развивал мощность 25,5 л.с. при объеме 688 см3. С впрыском же мощность поднялась до 30 л.с., (Gutbrod соответственно 19-26 и 30 л.с. при 660 см3). При этом серьезно снизился расход топлива. Для двигателя Goliath объемом 886 см3 преимущества впрыска были еще очевиднее – 51 л.с. против 40!Goliath GP900eК сожалению, новинка не пользовалась особой популярностью и была быстро снята с производства уже в 1957 году. Причиной тому была довольно высокая цена в сравнении с карбюратором. А повышение мощности и снижение расхода топлива были не столь уж заметны, чтобы серьезно переплачивать.Панель приборов Goliath GP900e

10 декабря 2016, 08:21

Легендарный «колясыч»: 75 лет – полёт нормальный

Ural Patrol – полноприводный мотоцикл для дальних путешествий и безжорожья

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09 декабря 2016, 14:23

Алтайский завод прецизионных изделий стал первым российским привилегированным поставщиком Bosch

В ноябре в главном офисе подразделения R. Bosch GmbH вручил свидетельство о присвоении АЗПИ высшего ранга партнерства — статуса привилегированного поставщика в группе «Подразделение автомобильных запчастей. Дизельные запчасти». Это второй случай в мировой практике работы фирмы Bosch с поставщиками, впервые в истории такую оценку получает российское предприятие.Подобное изменение статуса — дополнительное подтверждение того, что российские предприятия могут успешно конкурировать с крупнейшими международными концернами.Алтайский завод прецизионных изделий, недавно отметивший 25-летие со дня основания, с 2011 года является единственным в мире предприятием, которое выпускает готовые и упакованные изделия топливной аппаратуры для Bosch. Такая продукция производится либо на заводах концерна, либо на АЗПИ.

09 декабря 2016, 11:37

Немцы признали качество! Россия стала поставщиком запчастей заводов Bosch

Развитие промышленного производства в России отрицать невероятно сложно. Улицы больших городов полнятся общественным транспортом российского производства, растет доля глубокой переработки нефти на построенных в России предприятиях, армия получает сработанную на отечественных заводах современную технику.

08 декабря 2016, 20:25

Resist the Divide

By Jeanene Louden The president elect is calling for American unity as a way forward. Those that did not support him are calling for unity as a way forward. What do we mean by "unity"? What will it take for us to actually be "one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all"? If the answer from the little voice inside your head started with the word "they", there is hope. When you see yourself on a "side", you can see what the other side needs to do to bridge the divide. Then, you just need to ask yourself two questions: first, would you recognize it if "they" made that change, and second, are you willing to do the same? Before you answer, let's take a walk down memory lane. I remember when Vietnam veterans returned home to jeers and spitting. I was outraged. Not because I supported the war, but because I respected veterans. Most of us "on the other side of the war" did not blame soldiers and sailors for this political conflict. We did not spit or jeer. Yet, the few (the spitters) were made the face of the many. Jump back to today. We see stories about "conservatives" bullying minorities or "progressives" insulting the president elect. I assert that now, just as back in the 70's, this overgeneralization about conservatives and progressives (even the names given the 'sides') is a strategy to erase 'respect' and her sister, 'benefit of the doubt' from our social fabric. Somewhere between then and now the term "socially acceptable", a cultural statement, morphed into "politically correct", a partisan insult. I believe respect and benefit of the doubt are casualties of that spin-doctor inspired shift. Why? When we respect American sub-cultures unlike our own, when we give each other the benefit of the doubt, we are not susceptible to the media (and social media) drone of divisiveness that is being used to keep us apart. I believe the drone-to-divide is strategic and calculated. Together we really are more than the sum of our parts, the stuff 'American Ingenuity" is made of, and someone out there doesn't want that uncontrollable synergy. For some reason, unity is a threat to the droners, and anger at every other American sub-culture is a good thing. I don't have to know who they are to see that this is happening. Truth be told, bullies are bullies and insulters are insulters. These are the actions of individuals. Not of groups. Not "others". A quick example. People I know and trust have been called names (like homophobe and misogynist) because they supported the president elect, even though their lives do not demonstrate these terrible charges. I am outraged for them. They have my benefit of the doubt, both that this is happening and that the charges are false. And, I am outraged for myself when I am broad-brush-accused of having done this, or condoned this, the result being that my outrage about this bad behavior is dismissed just because I did not support the president elect. The counterpoint. My motto is "Everybody counts or nobody counts." I stole it from Harry Bosch (a Connelly character). I do not think I am unique in my thinking. Many Americans see the difference between overgeneralized accusations and reality. In short, when everybody counts, we are free to acknowledge each other's pain. We can respect how that pain informs our interpretation of our reality. We can pursue our own self interests without resisting (or denigrating) the self interests of others. We might even see how those self interests overlap. Imagine if people were able to read about Black Lives Matter and not feel defensive or marginalized for not being black. Would it be easier to hear the concerns being expressed if our minds were not so busy creating the rebuttal to the validity of the movement so as to not feel "less important"? The fact that we see so much one-upmanship about the pain and suffering that justifies why 'this group matters' or 'that group matters' demonstrates that we have been conditioned to believe that caring for what happens inside our personal circle (our sub-culture) and what happens outside our personal circles are somehow mutually exclusive. The disconnect is the notion that more than one culture cannot exist in the same country, that to admit the presence of "others" is detrimental to our own (sub)culture, and that respecting others is dangerous. Danger makes fear. Fear makes defensiveness. Defensiveness creates walls. And the strategy to prevent unity has won. If you can believe that the concerns of all Americans may not be the same, but all are important, then you can learn to give others (outside your social circle) the benefit of the doubt again. Our selective outrage can become our collective outrage. We can work for a country that works for us all. That would truly make America great. Jeanene Louden is Vice President of Coffee Party USA Coffee Party USA envisions a nation of diverse communities sharing a culture of informed public engagement where our sacred right to vote is the only currency of our representative democracy. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

05 апреля 2013, 12:54

Плачет девочка в автомате , кутаясь в зябкое пальтецо....

Руководитель крупной немецкой машиностроительной компании Bosch Франц Ференбах ( Franz Fehrenbach) в интервью газете Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung обвинил сланцевый бум в смерти проекта по производству солнечных панелей на фотоэлементах.В прошлом году предложение солнечных панелей превысило спрос в два раза, что привело к падению цены на 40%. Убыток солнечного проекта Bosch составил 1 млрд.евро, что заставило закрыть его на прошлой неделе. А всему виной падение цен электроэнергию на основном рынке сбыта солнечных панелей в США из-за сланцевого бума.Картинка по случаю. Просто так.«Artist_2013feb» на Яндекс.Фотках