Why it’s nearly impossible to rent an apartment in Stockholm | Quartz


There are two main factors underlying this phenomenon.

First, the city wait list for a new apartment is now 15 years on average, or 7.7 years in the Greater Stockholm region.

Second, Stockholmers live alone. Very alone.

via Why it’s nearly impossible to rent an apartment in Stockholm – Quartz.

How Matt’s Machine Works | Co.Labs


The radically transparent P2 method virtually eliminates politics.

It keeps remote employees in the loop on everything in the company–it’s their fault if you don’t know about something, because that means you haven’t read.

The P2 system encourages healthy debate (which happens often), and reinforces the idea of meritocracy. Automattic also tracks employees’ actual work (support tickets closed, code written and deleted) and puts it on a public scoreboard, so everyone knows how everyone else is doing.

This creates internal pressure to achieve results and avoid that dreaded metawork.

via How Matt's Machine Works | Co.Labs | code + community.

Navy orders three early model helicopter-based unmanned minehunting systems from Raytheon | Military & Aerospace Electronics


The AN/ASQ-235 AMNS consists of two major subsystems: the LHS and the neutralizer. The LHS performs data processing during an AMNS mission, while the LHS manages the neutralizers, and enables the helicopter’s common console to communicate with the neutralizers.

The neutralizer communicates with the common console via a fiber-optic data link and provides sonar and video data to operators using the common console. The neutralizer contains a sonar, video camera, and light to find, identify, and attack enemy sea mines.

via Navy orders three early model helicopter-based unmanned minehunting systems from Raytheon – Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Northrop Grumman Launches New Air Traffic Control Communication Portfolio | Military Systems & Technology


Ease of installation and maintenance are key factors in the deployment of an effective ATC communication system. For the first time, Sapphire introduces a new cabinet architecture which allows a tool-free installation of all system components through the design of an innovative mounting system for the new generation of radios, filters and ancillaries.

The radio has industry-leading environmental features, including reduced power consumption and no hazardous materials in its construction. Half the size and weight of its predecessor, the all new T6 is the world’s most compact ATC radio solution.

via Northrop Grumman Launches New Air Traffic Control Communication Portfolio | Military Systems & Technology.

Harris Corporation supplying radios to Air Force Special Operations Command | UPI.com

AN/PRC-152A is a key element of AFSOC’s communication system, providing critical ground-to-air communications and enhanced situational awareness of the battlefield.

The tactical radios use a full suite of integrated line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications technologies.

via Harris Corporation supplying radios to Air Force Special Operations Command – UPI.com.

Bill Gross Used $45 Billion Derivatives to Lift Fund Gain | Bloomberg


While Gross’s move may boost the amount of income flowing into the fund, the trade also increases risk, in part because the securities purchased by Pimco Total Return are lower rated and less liquid than Treasuries.

Should the Treasuries market turn against Gross, Pimco Total Return would need to post additional cash or securities as margin for the futures position.

via Bill Gross Used $45 Billion Derivatives to Lift Fund Gain – Bloomberg.