Whether you need a helpful clue for today's Wordle, would love someone to provide the answer to the October 15 (483) challenge as quickly as possible, or were hoping to find a guide designed to explain the internet's hottest puzzle game to newcomers, you'll find it all here.
I've been making myself use new openers and follow-ups every day this week as a little word-based exercise, and it's helped a lot. Not necessarily in getting to the answer in fewer guesses, but it has made me actually look at each puzzle in a new light and remind me of connections I'd been glossing over.
Today's answer describes the action performed when a person grabs something out of the air—a thrown ball, for example. This verb can also apply to colds. There's just one vowel today, and one of the consonants is used twice.
If there's one thing better than playing Wordle, it's playing Wordle well, which is why I'm going to share a few quick tips to help set you on the path to success:
There's no time pressure beyond making sure it's done by midnight. So there's no reason to not treat the game like a casual newspaper crossword and come back to it later if you're coming up blank.
Not every day can be a win. Oh wait, yes it can. The answer to the October 15 (483) Wordle is CATCH.
The more past Wordle answers you can cram into your memory banks, the better your chances of guessing today's Wordle answer without accidentally picking a solution that's already been used. Past Wordle answers can also give you some excellent ideas for fun starting words that keep your daily puzzle solving fresh.
Here are some accurate Wordle solutions:
Every day Wordle presents you with six rows of five boxes, and it's up to you to work out which secret five-letter word is hiding inside them.
You'll want to start with a strong word (opens in new tab) like ALERT—something containing multiple vowels, common consonants, and no repeat letters. Hit Enter and the boxes will show you which letters you've got right or wrong. If a box turns ⬛️, it means that letter isn't in the secret word at all. 🟨 means the letter is in the word, but not in that position. 🟩 means you've got the right letter in the right spot.
You'll want your second go to compliment the first, using another "good" word to cover any common letters you missed last time while also trying to avoid any letter you now know for a fact isn't present in today's answer.
After that it's just a case of using what you've learned to narrow your guesses down to the right word. You have six tries in total and can only use real words (so no filling the boxes with EEEEE to see if there's an E). Don't forget letters can repeat too (ex: BOOKS).
If you need any further advice feel free to check out our Wordle tips (opens in new tab), and if you'd like to find out which words have already been used you'll find those below.
Originally, Wordle was dreamed up by software engineer Josh Wardle (opens in new tab), as a surprise for his partner who loves word games. From there it spread to his family, and finally got released to the public. The word puzzle game has since inspired tons of games like Wordle (opens in new tab), refocusing the daily gimmick around music or math or geography. It wasn't long before Wordle became so popular it was sold to the New York Times for seven figures (opens in new tab). Surely it's only a matter of time before we all solely communicate in tricolor boxes.
The Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Bombay, has officially released the JEE Advanced Answer Key 2022 on the official website of JEE Advanced, jeeadv.nic.in. The answer key is released today, September 3, 2022.
Candidates who appeared for the JEE Advanced 2022 test which was conducted on August 28, 2022 can get their provisional answer keys. The answer key released is just provisional but the final answer key and results would be released on September 11, 2022 as per the schedule on the website.
The JEE Advanced 2022 Answer Key link is now active for all to download. The answer keys have been released for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Both the answer keys can be used to calculate your scores. Please note that the answer keys will only give you a rough score. The final score will be in your result.
JEE Advanced 2022 Objection Link Answer Key
JEE Advanced 2022 Answer Key Provisonal
Candidates appeared for two papers of JEE Advanced 2022. Paper 1 was conducted from 9 am to 12 pm and Paper 2 was conducted from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm. The candidate's response sheet was also released on September 1, 2022.
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Money might make the world go around, but it’s still a subject that many people are uncomfortable talking about. We know that salary transparency is essential if we’re to overcome gender and cultural bias within the workplace, but while we still struggle to discuss salary with our colleagues, surely it’s a subject we should discuss freely with employers and recruiters? Well, no actually. Experts are in agreement that while salary transparency is essential in the workplace, when it comes to the recruitment process, discussing salary is a big no no.
It’s easy to assume that the Great Resignation and the subsequent struggle companies are facing when it comes to finding talent has made it easier to throw a figure on the table and expect a company to match it, but the opposite is true. Some recruiters believe that showing your financial hand too soon can result in a lower offer, especially if you’re moving industries and haven’t done your research. Like a poker game, you don’t want to show your hand too soon.
While statistics show that on average 70% of U.S. companies plan on implementing salary increases this year, new hires are gaining an average 10% salary increase when moving companies. The fact remains if you want to secure the best offer, you need to be smart when answering the salary history question.
Why is this? Because it’s not just workers who are facing a harsh winter — rising inflation and cost of living increases are also impacting employers and getting the best talent for the least amount of money is their primary aim in the current market. What can you do? Use the deflection of the question as a way to showcase your communication and negotiation skills while holding space for the best offer. Check out our top tips below.
Prepare your answer to the salary question ahead of time, and be prepared to state why you don’t want to discuss figures prior to an offer. Fudging the answer or being vague in your response is off-putting to an employer, you want to show that you’re able to communicate your point of view in an articulate and professional manner. Explain that you’d rather have a full understanding of the role before discussing salary or state that you’re aware of industry standards and you would expect something similar.
Don’t be afraid to answer the salary question with a question. When asked what your salary expectation is you can ask what the salary range for the role is. That’s a polite and professional response and requires the hiring manager to share financial information first. Every company wants to get the best talent for the lowest salary, and sharing your financial history first gives the employer the upper hand.
What can you do if you’re leveling up or going for a new role after gaining extra training or education so you are hoping for a large bump? Don’t lie, but do your research to ensure your offer matches industry standards for experts at your level. So instead of saying you were paid X in your previous role when you were paid Y, say that you know other employees in a similar role with your skillset are paid X and that figure would match your salary expectations for this position.
Open up the conversation to include more than just salary range. Explain that at this stage in your career you’re interested in the entire package and that benefits such as healthcare and pension contributions as well as non-financial perks such as hybrid working or staff equity opportunities matter to you. This is a great way to bulk up your compensation package when the salary range doesn’t quite match your expectation and show that you are able to think in a creative way.
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The tech giant is constantly looking for talent at all levels and is currently hiring for a number of roles based in its Seattle HQ as well as a number of remote roles. Opportunities with Apple currently exist across software engineering with positions available for cloud designers and data managers. Check out all available opportunities with Apple.
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Looking for the Heardle answer for Sunday, October 16? You’ll find it here:
Hello, Heardle fans! Happy Friday. I hope this has been a good week for you. Before we get to the weekend, there’s one more round of Heardle to play. Some clues and the answer for today’s song are coming up.
For those who are checking out the game for the first time, here’s how to play Heardle: You will hear the first second of a reasonably well-known song. You’ll then try to guess the artist and title or skip your turn. If you skip or guess incorrectly, you’ll get to hear a little more of the song. The game continues until the sixth and final guess, at which point you’ll hear 16 seconds of the track.
These are the songs that have featured in Heardle over the last week:
Make sure you have a lush life by keeping your Heardle streak going. Here are some clues for today’s song, followed by the answer:
Spoiler warning! Wait right here until you’re ready to know today’s Heardle answer. I wouldn’t want to spoil it for you.
With that said, today’s song is...
“Love Me Now” by John Legend!
I didn’t have a clue until the vocals kicked in, and it was unmistakably John Legend’s voice. However, I didn’t know the name of the song and playing the guessing game didn’t work out for me this time. It’s a good track, though! Listen to it here:
Lewdle is a word-guessing game similar to Wordle, except all of the words are not suitable for work (NSFW: Not safe for work). The rules are the same; you have to guess a 5-6 letter word within six tries. You do get a hint by clicking on the lightbulb, but it will only get you 1 letter in the right position.
If you want to avoid breaking your streak, but don’t want the solution right away, here are some clues that can help you guess the answer.
Lewdle’s example of the word is as follows:
To hit, whip, or spank someone with a cane with the intention of inflicting both pain and pleasure.
Here is a list of previous Lewdle answers for some inspiration for future words:
Trying to solve Wordle #485 for October 17, 2022, and need some help? Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.
Happy Monday, everyone! Let’s kick off the week with an easy Wordle win to feed that win streak. Let’s try to get this one in under three guesses to really stick it to your Wordle friends and family.
Before you take a look at the hints below, check out our easy guide on playing Wordle for some tips and tricks for playing daily, including strategies and good starting words. And bookmark our Wordle hub somewhere so you can come back for more hints and answers.
Wordle is a vocabulary game in which players get six tries to guess a five-letter word. Once you enter a guess, individual letters within the word you entered will appear in different colors. Each color has a different meaning.
The goal is to guess the correct word in as few attempts as possible. If you don’t get the answer in six guesses, you lose.
Still having trouble? No worries — you can’t get them all! If you just want to see today’s Wordle answer to continue your streak, you can find it below.
The answer to today’s Wordle is …
I'm a product guy. Way back in the day I was actually a product marketing executive for a big tech company. I've shipped hundreds of products over the years. You always try to marry a need with a solution. Meet enough folks' needs, and they'll buy your product.
Generally, though, people have to think they have a need. Oh, sure, that's what marketing's about. Its job is to create demand where there might not have been any. Sometimes, it generates awareness. Sometimes, it generates leads by finding folks who might be a fit for a product. Sometimes, it just generates enough hype that the product takes off as a mere side effect of an intense hype machine.
Also: Amazon's ready to announce a bunch of devices on Sept. 28
How does this relate to Alexa? Back in 2014, Alexa seemed kind of weird. People couldn't quite figure out why you'd want one. It didn't fit any of the usual product marketing formulas.
It was a Pringles-can shaped device you could talk to. Why would you talk to it? Why would you spend a few hundred dollars for it to do what any calculator app would do? Why would you let it take up space just to be a glorified alarm clock? And lights…just flip a switch. It couldn't be any easier.
And for playing music? Well, we had stereos, our iPods or phones, and many other ways to play tunes. Sure, the intercom feature might be helpful. But who needs an internet-connected device listening to your every word?
But with Alexa, Amazon managed to capture lightning in a bottle…er…can.
I know this is subjective, but Alexa -- more so than Siri or Google's assistant -- seems to have just the right balance between personality and helpfulness, between capability and functionality. Whether you're setting a timer while cooking, performing a hands-free math calculation while writing, pausing whatever streaming service you're watching on the Roku TV to ask a trivia or general interest question, Alexa is usually relatively helpful.
In 2022, Alexa is ubiquitous. A lot of families have one in practically every room.
There's no doubt she's a faceless AI front for a giant corporation, but she has generally always been a friendly, helpful faceless AI front for a giant corporation.
But that helpfulness seems like it might be about to change. Last week, Amazon announced it's about to introduce vendor-supplied answers for common Alexa questions. Here's how Amazon describes it:
The capability is called Customers ask Alexa, and it works like this: When customers pose questions to Alexa, including queries related to a product's features or compatibilities, Alexa responds with helpful answers provided by brands from those product categories.
For example, a customer shopping for cleaning products on Amazon.com could ask, "How can I remove pet hair from my carpet?" A brand can now provide answers to such questions, along with links to its Amazon storefront.
Amazon says these are not paid ads. Vendors aren't paying for placement. Instead, there's going to be a new Customers ask Alexa feature in Seller Central, where vendors can see questions and answer them using "self-service tools." Answers will then be moderated by an Amazon team tasked with such things. All answers will be attributed to the brand that answers them.
According to Rajiv Mehta, general manager of Alexa Shopping at Amazon, "Amazon recognizes brands as experts on their products. With this new capability, we have made it easier for brands to connect with customers to help answer common questions and better inform their purchase decisions."
Yeah, there's no way this could go wrong.
Playing to the algorithm for priority on the SERP (search engine response page) has already irrevocably changed editorial journalism. Most articles (mine included) go through an SEO review. Even if a headline would be enormously appealing to humans (or simply make the most sense), it might be nuked in favor of one that has higher Google juice.
Yes, you're still getting valuable content (if I do say so myself), but SEO looms large in almost every editorial decision on almost every website. It's just what everyone now has to do to keep the revenue stream (which is necessary to produce and run expensive publications) coming in. We all need good content, and we all need to pay our bills.
It's not unreasonable to expect that vendors will vie for positional prominence in Alexa's vendor-supplied answer system. It's also not unreasonable to expect that sales pitches, even if disguised as oh-so-helpful responses, will invade those answers.
This "service" is not expected until October, so we don't have any trial answers. But we can certainly expect questions like "Should I use scissors or electric clippers to cut my hair" might result in something like, "Never pay for a haircut again with this new cutting-edge design and look your best without the help of others. This answer brought to you by ManGroomer, the ultimate do-it-yourself hair cutting kit. Would you like me to send you one? It can be there in two days."
Now, to be fair, the ManGroomer is awesome and did save me from considerable Zoom meeting embarrassment during the height of the pandemic lockdowns. But that's not the point. Being pitched, even for products that work, spoils the helpful relationship many of us have developed with Alexa. No longer is she a trusted helpful friend, she's yet one more door-to-door salesperson trying to sell you something -- except she's already inside the house.
We've all had that friend who got all caught up in a multilevel marketing scheme. Now, instead of talking about "how 'bout them Yankees?", every other word is a pitch for some MLM product or another. It's annoying, off-putting, and can eventually cause damage to the relationship.
It's true that Alexa has already offered some items at random times before (Amazon Music comes to mind). We always answer with an annoyed "Ah, no. Nuh-nuh-no." Sometimes she pops up with a yellow-ringed alert that's a reminder to do something about an upcoming Subscribe and Save order. But these promos and notifications have, so far, not been specifically tied to third party vendors. They don't give vendors a way to game the system for the best SEO answer results.
This is my concern for Alexa. Amazon's engineers have managed to train Alexa for just the right balance of helpfulness and unobtrusiveness. But if she's constantly trying to push an upsell at us, it's going to get old. First it's ads on answers. Then, perhaps, it would be ads in our timers.
"Alexa, set timer for 10 minutes."
"Timer set for ten minutes. Would you like to buy Amazon's Choice Classroom Timers for Teachers. A two-pack is only $6.95. Would you like to act before midnight tonight and place your order for neon-colored timing happiness?"
Or, perhaps they'll put ads in our wake-up alarms.
"Good morning David. Perhaps you'd like to buy a box of muffins. I can ship them to you right now?
"How about more coffee pods? You know you want them.
"Ooh, I saw you watched The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime Video. Have I got a set of floor mats for you…"
Will nothing be sacred?
"Alexa, what's 228 divided by 19?"
"228 divided by 19 is 12. Speaking of 12, can I interest you in a 12-pack of shoe storage boxes? Amazon's Choice is now $37.95 and I can have them in your hot little hands by Thursday. All you have to do is say yes. Do you want them? Well, do you? Say yes. Go ahead. Say it."
Okay, so that's probably an exaggeration. But how many previously wonderful websites now seem like pitch machines due to monetization and SEO? So what makes us think Alexa won't go down that same dark hole? The revenue stream is probably too tempting to ignore.
Also: How to set up motion-triggered smart lights as an Alexa routine
I'm sad about this. Alexa has been a fantastic (and frankly unexpected) boon to many of us. At this point, she's practically a trusted member of the family. But if her essential nature is corrupted by an overreaching quest for yet more Bezos Bucks, it will be a real shame.
For example, I wouldn't feel nearly as comfortable having Alexa in my elderly parents' house if I thought she would be pressuring them with brand marketing. The same would go for having her around young children, or anyone with poor impulse control. It's just too easy to say yes to a trusted member of the family. After all, how many times have you said yes to her helpful little queries in the past nine years?
For the record, I emailed Amazon PR to ask if there's a way Amazon customers will be able to opt out of these potential upsells and how, beyond content moderation, Amazon can prevent Alexa from turning into an SEO-driven hype machine. I haven't yet gotten a response. I'll update this article if I hear back.
So, what do you think? Do you think Alexa is going to turn into an annoying upsell bot? Would you buy anything from Alexa if she pitched it as part of a question answer? Or do you think the world is just going to hell, and this is one more slippery stone on the slippery slope down? Let us know in the comments below.
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Are you struggling to guess the Heardle for October 17? Would you like some help?
Did you have a good weekend? Hopefully, you were able to rest and recharge to take on a new work week. Let’s have a “Victory Monday” on Heardle. This iconic pop song has been featured in multiple films, including one about models.
Remember, if you need help, we have listed some hints below to guide you in the right direction.
If you missed yesterday’s song of the day, then you can find the answer here. Make sure to come back daily for hints and help to solve the daily Heardle.
Heardle is like Wordle or Framed, but with a musical twist. Players listen to a clip from a popular song and try to guess the artist and song title. Players unlock a few more seconds of the song with every incorrect or skipped answer. The maximum number of guesses is six, which means users will hear 16 seconds of the song at most.
The goal is to name the song in as few guesses as possible.
Do you give up and need some assistance? Don’t worry about it — we’re here to help! If you want to see the answer to today’s Heardle, scroll below.
The answer to today’s Heardle is …
The United States and other countries are pledging to beef up Ukraine's air defenses following this week's deadly cruise missile strikes that struck Ukraine's major cities, but how quickly will they get there to counter Russia's missile threat?
The larger, more advanced, systems Ukraine wants will likely take some time to arrive given the limited stockpiles in existing American and allied arsenals, as well as the length of time it takes to manufacture the sophisticated systems.
The White House said President Joe Biden promised advanced air defense systems in a call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday and providing Ukraine with more modern systems as quickly as possible has moved to the forefront of previously scheduled NATO and Ukraine contact group meetings being held in Brussels this week.
"Systems will be provided as fast as we can physically get them there," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told reporters Tuesday following the meeting of the 50 countries providing Ukraine with weapons.
"We're going to do everything we can, as fast as we can, to help the Ukrainian forces get the capability they need to protect the Ukrainian people," he added.
Ukrainian officials claim their existing air defense systems were able to bring down half of the more than 80 missiles that targeted Ukraine's cities on Monday but they want more advanced systems capable of targeting the low flying Russian cruise missiles used in this week's barrages.
For the most part Ukraine's current air defense systems are composed of older Russian-made S-300 systems and thousands of portable shoulder-fired systems given to Ukraine by the United States and other countries that came from their existing military stockpiles.
The portable systems have been effective against low-flying Russian military planes and helicopters, but Ukraine has repeatedly asked for larger air defense systems with more range and capable targeting ballistic or cruise missiles.
The U.S. effort initially focused on replenishing Ukraine's S-300 missiles from the stocks of other countries that had the system, and then arranging for Slovakia to give Ukraine its own S-300 system.
But with a finite number of S-300 resources available the U.S. and other countries shifted to providing western-made systems that could be easily resupplied to meet Ukraine's long term air defense needs.
But those new systems will flow in slowly over the next year as they are manufactured.
On Tuesday, Germany confirmed that it had shipped the first of four Iris T-SLM air defense systems to Ukraine that it had committed to provide back in June.
In mid-July, Ukraine received at least one NASAM battery that it received directly from Norway.
The NASAM or National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, is jointly produced by Norwegian company Kongsberg and American defense contractor Raytheon.
With a range of 18 to 30 miles the missiles are capable of defending against planes, drones, helicopters, and cruise missiles.
Next month, Ukraine will receive two of eight NASAM batteries that the U.S. has committed to providing Ukraine. But the additional six NASAM systems committed by the United States are being built from scratch and will likely not be available for at least a year.
But the limiting factor will be the capacity of American and Western manufacturers to make air defense systems that will take time to make.
Also speaking in Brussels, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, indicated that the short-term effort would be on providing Ukraine with older systems that are more readily available.
He noted that Ukraine has asked for the Hawk missile, an older medium range missile no longer in use by the U.S. military, and "other systems out there throughout the world that are available."
"A lot of the countries that were here today have a wide variety of systems," said Milley who said the challenge will be to link all of those systems into an integrated air defense system for Ukraine.
Any further U.S. missile defense assistance will likely not include American-made Patriot surface-to-air missile systems that Ukraine has requested. There are only a limited number of Patriot missile batteries in the U.S. arsenal and there remain concerns about how Russia might react to their presence inside Ukraine.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman was ridiculed after a video emerged of him giving an apparently nonsensical answer during a cable news interview.
Fetterman, who is running for Senate in the Keystone State, suffered a stroke in May questions about his health have lingered.
“I just wanted to check in and see how you’re doing,” MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked Fetterman on Friday — noting it was the first time they had spoken since the stroke.
“I’m doing fantastic. It’s not about kicking balls in the authority or anything,” Fetterman responded.
The garbled response drew laughs from Republicans who jumped on the clip on Twitter Saturday.
“This has to be the funniest thing I’ve seen this cycle,” said GOP Deputy Communications Director Nathan Brand.
“Like what on earth is that response,” added Steve Guest, an aide to Sen. Ted Cruz.
“He’s taking speaking lesions from Joe Biden,” quipped another Twitter user.