Bag of Randomness for Wednesday, August 29, 2018
- I think the fact that Senator John McCain’s mother is still alive at 106 years of age is under-reported. She’s survived her husband by 37 years.
- Armchair Conspiracy Theorist Time – The NFL owners are getting agitated at Jerry Jones, which has been building for some time, but especially now with the national anthem. The #MeToo movement is about to his Jerry Jones this season as a way to either oust him or diminish his influence, and one or several owners will be behind the accusations becoming public.
- Missouri becomes first state to regulate use of the word ‘meat’
- Bullied boy lands in ER after saying he wouldn’t fight back because it’s ‘not the Jedi way’
- Everyone is a John Krasinski fan except for me.
- This woman’s dog didn’t eat her homework, just her Ph.D. diploma.
- Microsoft is introducing media searching in OneDrive and SharePoint – uses AI to transcribe audio and video. The feature will show you timestamped quotes alongside the media viewer itself, with a handy search box helping you track down that elusive phrase.
- Ford asked the government about giving police cars an off switch for mandatory EV noise rule – The rule, which also applies to hybrids, goes into effect in 2020
- It’s a good thing baseball fans aren’t traditionalists – Baseball Positions Are Starting To Lose Their Meaning – MLB has its own spin on the “positionless” trends found in other sports.
- Which Companies Have The Highest Gross Profit Per Employee?
- The Top 50 includes ten Energy and eleven Healthcare companies. Insurance provider Brighthouse Financial topped the GPPE ranking. Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Celgene, and Altria Group, a Tobacco company, were the runner-ups.
- In Revenue Per Employee, pharmaceutical supplier AmerisourceBergen was ranked second, but for GPPE, the company drops into 192nd place, having a gross margin of only 3%, and GPPE of $227,300.
- Compared to Revenue Per Employee, GPPE brings Technology companies, including Facebook and Apple, significantly higher the rankings. Due to their low cost of revenue, Verisign, Alphabet, Mastercard, Broadcom, and Intuit all appear in the Top 50.
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