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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    May Day
    • The May First strike was most aggressive in Chicago, which was at that time the center of a militant Left-wing labor movement. Although insufficiently clear politically on a number of the problems of the labor movement, it was nevertheless a fighting movement, always ready to call the workers to action, develop their fighting spirit and set as their goal not only the immediate improvement of their living and working conditions, but the abolition of the capitalist system as well.

      With the aid of the revolutionary labor groups the strike in Chicago assumed the largest proportions. An 8-hour Association was formed long in advance of the strike to prepare for it. The Central Labor Union, composed of the Left-wing labor unions, gave full support to the 8-hour Association, which was a united front organization, including the unions affiliated to the Federation, the K. of L., and the Socialist Labor Party. On the Sunday before May First the Central Labor Union organized a mobilization demonstration which was attended by 25,000 workers.

      On May First Chicago witnessed a great outpouring of workers, who laid down tools at the call of the organized labor movement of the city. It was the most effective demonstration of class solidarity yet experienced by the labor movement itself. The importance at that time of the demand – the 8-hour day – and the extent and character of the strike gave the movement significant political meaning. This significance was deepened by the developments of the next few days. The 8-hour movement, culminating in the strike on May First, 1886, forms by itself a glorious chapter in the fighting history of the American working class.

      But revolutions have their counter-revolutions until the revolutionary class finally establishes its complete control. The victorious march of the Chicago workers was arrested by the then superior combined force of the employers and the capitalist state, determined to destroy the militant leaders, hoping thereby to deal a deadly blow to the entire labor movement of Chicago. The events of May 3 and 4, which led to what is known as the Haymarket Affair, were a direct outgrowth of the May First strike. The demonstration held on May 4 at Haymarket Square was called to protest against the brutal attack of the police upon a meeting of striking workers at the McCormick Reaper Works on May 3, where six workers were killed and many wounded. The meeting was peaceful and about to be adjourned when the police again launched an attack upon the assembled workers. A bomb was thrown into the crowd, killing a sergeant. A battle ensued with the result that seven policemen and four workers were dead. The blood bath at Haymarket Square, the railroading to the gallows of Parsons, Spies, Fischer, and Engel, and the imprisonment of the other militant Chicago leaders, was the counterrevolutionary answer of the Chicago bosses. It was the signal for action to the bosses all over the country. The second half of 1886 was marked by a concentrated offensive of the employers, determined to regain the position lost during the strike movement of 1885-1886.

      One year after the hanging of the Chicago labor leaders, the Federation, now known as the American Federation of Labor, at its convention in St. Louis in 1888, voted to rejuvenate the movement for the 8-hour day. May First, which was already a tradition, having served two years before as the concentration point of the powerful movement of the workers based upon a political class issue, was again chosen as the day upon which to re-inaugurate the struggle for the 8-hour day. May First, 1890, was to witness a nation-wide strike for the shorter workday. At the convention in 1889, the leaders of the A. F. of L., headed by Samuel Gompers, succeeded in limiting the strike movement. It was decided that the Carpenters' Union, which was considered best prepared for the strike, should lead off with the strike, and if it proved successful, other unions were to fall in line.

      https://www.marxists.org/subject/mayday/articles/tracht.html

      https://www.marxists.org/subject/mayday/

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    DouglasHorn
    Saving Time on Exercises
    • Researchers at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense exercise within a 10-minute session produces health benefits similar to those from 50 minutes of moderate-intensity continuous exercise.

      Brief bursts of intense exercise are remarkably effective, a very time-efficient workout strategy, according to Martin Gibala, a professor of kinesiology at McMaster and lead author on the study, published online in an open-access paper in the journal PLOS ONE

      The ”sprint interval training” (SIT) protocol in the experiment involved three intermittent 20-second “all-out” cycle sprints interspersed with two minutes of continuous low-intensity exercise for recovery. MICT (the current exercise guideline) involves 45 minutes of continuous cycling at ~70% maximal heart rate. Both protocols involve a two-minute warm-up and three-minute cool-down.

      Personal comment - I suggest kick scooter, it can provide very high load on much smaller speed, and also saves huge time each day on other things.

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Capitalism: Intel and Apple insist on removing 3.5mm audio connector
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      Intel proposes to use USB-C single connector for headphones. This way companies can save from $2 to $5 that will go directly to their profits. Plus company clearly plans to get big profits selling special chips, as USB is very complex thing, so every company will buy interface chip with ADC/DAC, amps and USB stack.

      All new Apple phones will work only with authorized digital headphones.

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    Vitaliy_Kiselev
    Hover Camera
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      Hover Camera - the first truly consumer-friendly autonomous flying camera designed to be safe, portable and let anyone effortlessly capture exciting moments indoors and out, from creative new perspectives. Using Embedded AI to intelligently navigate its environment and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon Flight™ drone platform, Hover Camera captures exciting moments, whether snapping an aerial family vacation photo, capturing the perfect shot from above the rim at a basketball game, or recording your wedding while you walk down the aisle.

      Thanks to its innovative protective, and foldable carbon fiber enclosure design, Hover Camera is safe and easy to use out of the box and requires no learning curve. Simply unfold Hover Camera and power it on, let it lift off of your fingers, and capture thrilling video and photos from unique angles as it hovers steadily in place.

      Hover Camera Product Features:

      • 13 MP Photos & 4K Video: Capture and relive your memories in lifelike quality
      • Follow Your Face and Body: Tracks your face and body to always keep you in the picture, even on the go
      • Electronic Image Stabilization: Uses proprietary technology to intelligently and digitally stabilized photos and video, correcting camera shakes or jitters from the final footage
      • Release & Hover: As soon as you let go, Hover Camera will hover steady in place to allow you to quickly and easily capture any moment
      • Throw & Balance: Throw Hover Camera and it will intuitively balance itself for the best shot
      • Portable & Lightweight: At just 238 grams, below the FAA 250 gram Hobbyist Drone Registration weight limit, Hover Camera is portable and convenient to carry for any photo worthy moments
      • 360 Pano: Spinning while in a fixed position, Hover Camera captures 360 degrees of panoramic video footage
      • Self-Positioning: Using sonar and a ground facing camera, Hover Camera hovers in place so that it's able to be positioned "anywhere" in space like an invisible tripod, even in windy conditions

      http://gethover.com/

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