Bridgewater ready to invest in its first cryptocurrency fund? The contract will be implemented in the first half of the year

Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund group founded by well-known manager Ray Dalio, is rumored to be preparing to invest in the first cryptocurrency fund.

CoinDesk reported on the 22nd, citing unnamed sources, that Bridgewater intends to invest in an external tool and has no plans to directly invest in cryptocurrency assets. This is a clear signal that Bridgewater is starting to take cryptocurrencies seriously as an asset class. Dalio revealed in May 2021 that he has personally started investing in Bitcoin.

Bridgewater manages as much as $150 billion in assets, making it the world’s largest hedge fund. The news pointed out that compared with the total assets under management (AUM), Bridgewater’s cryptocurrency investment is only a drop in the bucket, and other well-known cryptocurrency investors are negotiating the investment of this fund.

A Bridgewater representative told CoinDesk via email on Feb. 22 that Bridgewater is still actively researching cryptocurrencies and has no current investment plans.

The report quoted sources as saying that the Bridgewater plan should be implemented in the first half of 2022, and they are preparing to put a small portion of the fund directly into digital assets. Another person familiar with the details said Bridgewater was looking for opportunities to tap into the market.

Samsung mobile phone stylus too many people love, Motorola also wants to help the flagship machine install one

For many years, when it comes to a smartphone with a stylus, most people’s first instinct should be the Samsung Galaxy Note series (now the S series Ultra version also has a built-in S Pen), but the established impression may change later; according to the latest According to rumors, Motorola seems to be preparing this year’s Edge 30 Pro flagship to also offer stylus support.

“9to5google” reported that the Motorola Edge 30 Pro will be launched in a few months and will also support the stylus function.

Well-known Twitter account @evleaks recently posted a rendering of the Motorola Edge 30 Pro and a video with a stylus. In terms of design, the new phone has not changed much from Motorola’s Edge series, but the addition of a smart stylus is the biggest change.

You might think that this isn’t the first time Motorola has released a phone that supports a stylus, but it’s actually the first time Motorola has paired a flagship with a stylus. Just looking at the renderings, the Edge 30 Pro may not be able to do the same as the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The stylus is directly stored in the body, but it has to cooperate with a special mobile phone case to put the stylus in the case.

iOS 15.4 updates the shortcut function, no longer pops up notifications when executing

iOS 15.4 Beta has updated the shortcut function, adding a “Notify When Run” option, so that the iPhone can start the shortcut command without a pop-up notification.

The iOS shortcut function provides a more automated experience for iPhone users. When the user executes the shortcut command, a notification will pop up at the top of the screen to display the running application shortcut. If a Safari shortcut is executed, a notification with the Safari icon and shortcut name will pop up. Although the notification will only be displayed for a few seconds and has little impact on users, many people think that it is unnecessary to block the screen.

Foreign developer Florian Bürger uploads a video using iPhone shortcuts, and Bürger lock screen can directly open third-party camera applications with the launch camera gesture, without entering the home page to activate.

Bürger refers to the new feature of iOS 15.4 Beta, which adds a “Notify When Run” option to shortcuts. If users turn off the option, they can let the iPhone execute shortcut commands under the hidden notification. So Bürger’s iPhone can directly open third-party camera apps through shortcuts without pop-up notifications, just like the phone directly launches the app.

Tips for taking pictures of the lake and reflections in the mirror

Photographing reflections is one of the many composition techniques that are relatively easy to master, reflections can be from glass, mirrors, rain, seaside, lake water, etc. This time let us focus on the skills to pay attention to when taking pictures of the seaside or lake reflections! After learning, the next time you shoot will be very easy to shoot a more beautiful reflection!

How to Photograph Amazing Water Reflections

(1) The water should be calm
To shoot the mirror lake, the calmer the water surface, the more prominent the reflective surface, so we have to grasp the water surface waves are very small time to shoot. When there is wind or boats passing, the water surface will ripple, so that the opportunity to shoot a clear reflection is significantly reduced.

If it is to travel outside the shooting, may wish to ask the local people earlier when the wind will be smaller or the mirror is clearer, usually early in the morning shooting will be easier!

7 Tips For Capturing Amazing iPhone Puddle Reflection Photos

In the absence of a way, we can also try to use slow shutter and tripod to make the water surface smooth, suitable for use at night when shooting light reflections, the technique is basically the same as shooting water.

(2) Down light or side light shooting
When the scene is in the light or side light for the best opportunity to shoot, meaning that when the sun shines on the front or side of the scene, the most obvious reflective surface, this time if the wind is calm, the chance of shooting a beautiful reflection will be greatly increased!

This Landscape Photography Trick is the Best Way to Photograph Water  Reflections

(3) Use gradient gray filter (GND) or black card technique to balance the light difference
Water reflections are usually darker than the light of the scene itself, if you want the reflection to be more prominent and clear, we can use the gradient gray filter (GND) or black card technique to balance the difference in light, especially at night when shooting reflections with lights this technique is more important! To learn to use GND or black card can be referred to here or here.

How to Create Water Reflections With Realistic Ripples in Photoshop -  YouTube

(4) Middle composition
Unlike general composition techniques, “balance” is more important when shooting reflections, so you can dare to put the horizontal line in the middle of the photo, so that the scenery and reflections can reflect each other’s interests and complement each other. Of course, sometimes it’s a good idea to just shoot the reflection!

Reflection (physics) - Wikipedia

(5) Reverse the photo 180° up and down
Think a “normal” reflection is boring? Why not use post-production to reverse the photo up and down and put the reflection on top?

Uyuni Reflection

(6) Use CPL circular polarizer
CPL can eliminate the white reflections on the surface of the water and make the reflection inside more prominent!

CPL lens filter: Ultimate guide for photographers | by SmugMug | SmugMug

Postscript
There is one more thing to note when taking pictures of the lake, and that is the problem of photo distortion! Especially when using a wide-angle lens, the deformation of the photo will be more severe, we can use a non-wide angle lens or use the computer to post-produce a more correct, so that the finished product will be more professional!

Parenting: To keep kids away from the adverse effects of media and games, parents can do this

In today’s society, the pressure to educate children is increasing and the influence of unhealthy elements in the media makes it difficult for parents to educate their children.

Addicted to Media. Children younger and younger are… | by Ashleigh Velasco  | Medium

Because of their narrow daily exposure and the care of their families and teachers, they have too little direct experience and are curious about the world.

At this time, they will use the mass media to understand and explain the social reality, and gradually form their own values and outlook on life.

Because of the innocence of their minds, children tend to be positive about what the media offers. In this way, they unconsciously develop or change their ability to judge right and wrong. At the same time, there is also some false information, which affects the development of children’s physical and mental health.

Tools to Help Identify Real Vs. False Online Information - ConnectSafely

There are many ways to solve this problem, such as

Take time to travel or camp in the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and let your children experience the beauty of nature in a beautiful sunset.

You can also let your children spend a quiet afternoon at home with you.

Tips for Camping with Kids | REI Co-op

Keep them as far away as possible from the influence of companionship and the lure of video games, and choose good books to cleanse their minds.

When parents help their children develop the habit of reflection and establish the right values, they will not worry about their children being polluted and their lives will become simple and comfortable.

Lavrov: U.S. aggravates situation near Russia, aims to end problems against China

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Jan. 28 that it is important for Washington to aggravate the situation around Russia to end the problem and then deal with China.

Sergey Lavrov made the remarks in a joint interview with four major Russian radio stations on January 28, explaining why the U.S. is aggravating the situation around Russia, and saying that the U.S. and Russia will meet again in a few weeks, Rosatom said.

The picture shows Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaking at the State Duma in Moscow.
The picture shows Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaking at the State Duma in Moscow.

The U.S. and NATO have sent separate written responses to Russia’s draft security treaty, Lavrov said, the U.S. and NATO’s response on the main issue, not to Russia’s satisfaction, he added that the Russian side will not change its position on security issues.

He said the U.S. side is well aware that if Washington implements the claimed sanctions, it will be tantamount to severing relations.

He said he could not rule out the possibility that someone might want to provoke Ukraine into war, but Russia does not want to go to war, and if it is up to Russia to decide whether war will break out, it will not.

Big tummy small tummy, teach you a few moves to reduce

Belly fat is a problem for almost all people who are trying to lose weight,” said Zaid Nashat, M.D., an internal medicine doctor at the Austin Regional Clinic in Texas, “Belly fat, also called visceral fat, is one of the most worrisome fats.

How Do I Get Rid of Hormonal Belly Fat?

If a person has a relatively normal body weight but is obese in the abdomen, they are at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, cancer and other health problems,” he said.

So, just how much abdominal fat is too much? The U.S. National Institutes of Health data said that a person no matter how tall, as long as the waist circumference of more than 40 inches (1.016 meters), his abdominal fat is over the standard, need to be controlled.

How to do to lose belly fat? Let’s take a look at it together.

Eat more protein and fruits and vegetables

What Is Protein & Why Do You Need It? | EatingWell

Protein will increase the hormone that makes you feel full, so you will have a longer feeling of fullness than eating other foods. Fruits and vegetables are nutritious and provide plenty of fiber, which promotes a healthy gut. You can try putting half of the vegetables on your plate or adding a fruit and vegetable salad to every meal. Don’t limit yourself to lettuce and tomatoes, but add roasted peppers or canned artichokes, olives, carrots, sliced grapes and more. Some water-rich vegetables such as cucumbers, celery, cabbage and zucchini will also help you feel fuller.

Reduce alcohol consumption

Why Is Alcohol Measured by Proof? | Britannica

People who want to lose belly should control the amount of alcohol they consume. Alcohol itself is not only pure calories, it can also lower your inhibitions, allowing you to consume more purely calorie foods.

Drink less sugary drinks

Sugar Drinks Are Bad For You: What You Need To Know

The sugar in fruit juices and sodas is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, which stimulates insulin. Studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that people who drink sugary drinks regularly are more likely to be overweight, obese and have type 2 diabetes. So it’s best to use purified water instead of soda, or even sugar-free drinks.

Get your sugar from natural foods

What's the Difference between Natural and Refined Sugars? | CTCA

Eating an apple is not the same as drinking a glass of apple juice. This is because when you eat an apple, you are getting more nutrients such as fiber. In addition, the slower process of chewing and digesting food can help you feel full.

Avoid processed foods

List of Processed Foods to Avoid & Healthy Alternatives

Crackers, fries and frozen dinners tend to have a higher percentage of saturated fat and higher sodium content. Foods with saturated fat and high sodium content can increase your chances of developing high blood pressure, and foods with too much sodium can increase bloating and fluid retention, which can only add to the fat in your belly.

Active exercise

What Is Active Exercise and its effect in Physiotherapy?

Recent studies have shown that to really lose excess fat, 300 minutes of moderate exercise per week (the kind of exercise that makes your heart rate speed up a little) is the only way to achieve results. This is twice the standard recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – 150 minutes per week, which does have many health benefits, but may require some planning to effectively implement. According to a 2014 study published in the Journal of Sports Science, obese teens who exercised with both cardio and strength training lost the most visceral fat.

Stress control

Stress Management - HelpGuide.org

Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is positively associated with the proportion of abdominal fat and weight gain. a 2018 review of studies published in the Contemporary Obesity Report showed that people with high levels of cortisol over time were more likely to be abdominally obese. Simple exercises such as yoga, meditation, or just avoiding conflict can help you maintain a waistline that meets healthy standards. Whichever of these you choose, the ultimate goal is to reduce stress in your life in a healthy way overall.

Make good use of the characteristics of the lens to take beautiful photos!

In the world of photography, the right body and lens can be very helpful to the work of photography. When you encounter a good subject, as long as you can make good use of the different characteristics of the lens, you can take beautiful photos anytime and anywhere!

(A) Do not miss any wonderful scenes
Sometimes we encounter some “unattainable” scenes, only one camera at hand do not give up shooting, in broad daylight or light under the shooting is easy, but in the dark or dark shooting can try to enlarge the aperture and enhance the ISO, try to keep the shutter speed in the “safety shutter” (1/focal length), so handheld shooting is no big problem. If the lens has optical anti-shock, it allows you to shoot at a speed lower than the safe shutter speed, so the photo quality will also be improved!

Review of Sony Vario-Tessar T * FE 24-70mm f / 4 ZA OSS (Sony SEL2470Z FE 4  / 24-70 Optical Steady Shot) | Happy

(B) the use of lightweight lenses to capture the street
If you like to capture SNAP on the street, there are a few tips to pay special attention to.

(1) Don’t go too wide or too telephoto – a lens with too wide an angle will include too many elements on the screen and will easily lose focus.

(2) Make good use of large aperture – large aperture has two very important functions when capturing, one is to enhance the shutter speed, freeze the movement and time of the subject; the second is to use the shallow depth of field to achieve the effect of highlighting the subject, these two points are also very useful for SNAPSHOT.

(3) Lightweight, not easy to cause others to resent – just think if you hold a 70-200mm telephoto lens shooting at strangers, it is easy to bring attention and resistance, but if your lens and camera is small enough and light enough, such “aggression” will be much less! Of course, the best way is to politely ask others if they can take pictures!

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review | 5050 Travelog

(C) the use of large aperture to shoot a beautiful bokeh
A large aperture is one of the most attractive is to be able to shoot a very beautiful bokeh (Bokeh) effect, bokeh can effectively make the subject “out of” the background, highlighting the place to express. Whether in portraits, close-ups or even landscape photos are also very useful! To shoot a large aperture, f/1.8, f/2.8 and other aperture levels can already be competent, 50mm or more lens can shoot shallow depth of field. Another point to note is that for a more rounded and beautiful bokeh, you can choose a lens with more aperture leaves – the more aperture leaves, the more rounded the light point will be at full aperture!

How to Create Bokeh In-camera and Using Photoshop

Which lens should I choose?
The above photos also use the Zeiss lens corresponding to Sony’s full-frame camera A7/A7R, so for students who just got Sony A7/A7R full-frame camera, which one should they get? If you only bought the body (not together with the kit lens), you may want to consider getting the Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS, so that you can cope in any environment (including travel or daily use). As for the other two fixed focal length lenses, it depends on the subject you like to shoot. If you like to capture SNAPSHOT, you should go for the Sonnar T* FE 35mm F2.8 ZA, but if you will be shooting more portraits, you should buy the Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA with 55mm focal length! Both have large apertures, so you can shoot easily even in low-light conditions.

Hands-On with the Sony / Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* 24-70 FE f/4 ZA OSS

Postscript
After reading the above analysis, you may find that I have not mentioned the image quality, in fact, these three lenses are also from the prestigious Carl Zeiss (Zeiss), basically Zeiss is the guarantee of quality, you can rest assured. Of course, you should also look at the test photos of the lens before buying to decide whether you like the color and quality of the shot before making a decision!

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG im berlinbiotechpark GEWERS PUDEWILL

No upside catalyst? Some investment banks still see some opportunities for Netflix

After the U.S. stock market on Thursday, January 20th, Eastern Time, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) announced a poor fourth quarter 2021 earnings report. The market’s attitude is directly reflected in the stock price. As of press time, Netflix’s U.S. stock market fell 19.72% to $408.00 in pre-market trading on Friday.

Netflix price hike goes into effect for US, Canada - Polygon

According to the data, the company’s Q4 revenue increased by 16% year-on-year to $7.709 billion, compared with market expectations of $7.708 billion; net profit was $607 million, compared with market expectations of $374 million; diluted earnings per share were $1.33, compared with market expectations of $0.82.

However, operating profit plummeted by 34% year-on-year to US$632 million, mainly due to the pressure from the concentrated increase in cost amortization after the content-intensive release; the net increase of global users in the fourth quarter was 8.28 million, lower than the previous guidance of 8.5 million. What caused the stock to plummet was the company’s guidance for paying subscriber growth in the first quarter of 2022 of 2.5 million, significantly lower than the market’s forecast of 4.5-6 million.

After the earnings report, the following investment banks have different views on Netflix:

Piper Sandler analyst Thomas Champion maintained an “overweight” rating on Netflix and lowered his price target to $562 from $705.

Netflix vs. decision fatigue: How to solve the paradox of choice | by Sara  Laurent | UX Collective

Thomas Champion pointed out in a report that in the fourth quarter of 2021, Netflix will have a net increase of 8.28 million paid subscribers worldwide, which is lower than the bank’s forecast of 8.5 million; even more disappointing is that the company’s 2022 No. The global guidance for new paying users in the first quarter was only 2.5 million, far below market expectations of 4.5-6 million, which also caused the stock to plummet by more than 20% after the earnings report.

Thomas Champion said that while the number of new subscribers in the fourth quarter was disappointing, the company outperformed expectations in the U.S. and Canada; in addition, Netflix “remains attractive” globally. Analysts say the company is still in the early stages of transitioning the market from cable to streaming and has many opportunities in businesses such as gaming and merchandising.

KeyBanc analyst Justin Patterson downgraded Netflix to “wait and see” from “overweight.”

Netflix Will Cost More In 2022: The Service Updates Its Subscription Prices  - Somag News

Justin Patterson said the stock’s current price-to-earnings ratio is questionable given Netflix’s “decelerating subscription business.” Analysts said that Netflix’s current performance is “low double-digit growth”, and investors will be concerned that its new paying users will need to accelerate in the second half of the year to reach more than 20 million new paying users per year. The goal. Analysts see few catalysts for the stock.

Goldman Sachs analyst Eric Sheridan has a “neutral” rating on Netflix and a $580 price target.

Eric Sheridan said the market had reacted negatively to Netflix’s earnings report amid a “mixed” trajectory for user growth and profit margins in the fourth quarter. Analysts pointed out that the stock has been underperforming for the past 18 months, and the market is still debating how the company will grow in a normal post-pandemic scenario.

What is the main attraction between men and women, do you know?

From ancient times to the present, the opposite sex itself attracts each other, because what we know is the coordination of yin and yang of heaven and earth, and men and women are the same. Since the creation of human beings by Nuwa, the lover’s eyes show Xi Shi, this sentence is right, we need to know What’s more, the images of Snow White in the hearts of men and Prince Charming in women’s hearts can be said to be varied, so that people will not break out fierce battles between lovers. Because two people in love are very attractive, there is no doubt about this. We know that the charm of love lies in attracting and infecting each other, and only then will the spark of love come out.

Love — Robert J. Sternberg

In addition, we also know that there are many aspects of mutual attraction between men and women, what is love at first sight, what is special liking, there are many places of attraction, but the most important one is physical attraction, of course, this also depends on Concepts and beliefs and various characteristics of both parties, but upon investigation we were able to find that physical attraction was the most important factor.

Since ancient times, women have mainly attracted men by their looks and body! And what about men? In ancient times, talent and ability were the main attraction for women, but today, money and looks are the main attraction! I believe that many people will have a common point of view and a common understanding, because love and attraction are two different things. What we know is that radishes and vegetables each have their own love, and attraction is endless. Because we can attract each other, we can have better It should be understandable for those who want to pursue the future.

ATTRACTION (Prityazhenie) - The Art of VFX

In fact, there are many reasons for this, more of which are the same cognition, the same three views, and the other person has something worthy of their appreciation and admiration. The most important thing in getting to know each other is to be able to talk. It is only because of fate that we can be attractive, looks and talents are different in every aspect, but what we know is that only those who love each other can feel the real strong love and care for each other, because we know that The love is deep, is the feeling of each other’s heart.

Because the people who love each other and the people who see each other are very attractive together, because we know that the people who really love each other are congenial, can really come from the inner feelings, the kind of impulse that comes from the heart, the kind of Deep love, that intense feeling. When you truly understand what love is, when you understand what true love is, then it’s time for the fruits of love to bear fruit, what do you think?