The Daily Populous

Saturday August 18th, 2018 day edition

image for Netflix will now interrupt series binges with video ads for its other series

Netflix has confirmed a major change to its video-streaming service, effective as of this week for at least some users: video ads for other Netflix series between episodes.

The news emerged via user reports, particularly on the primary Netflix Reddit community, in which users claimed that ads for entirely different series would play between episodes of a given show's binging.

Replies to that thread included an allegation that a video ad for I Am A Killer (a Netflix-produced true-crime series) appeared between episodes of the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

An American Netflix user offered more details for exactly how the ads appear:.

Netflix offered one major rebuttal to at least one Reddit claim, pointing out that the ads for Netflix content are entirely skippable.

In other words, if users engage with these promotions, Netflix will likely roll them out to many more users.

(The company's statement about "video previews" appears to indicate that user data drove those clips' spread across all platforms and devices. »

UCR Today: Three Factors Could Explain Physician Burnout

Authored by

Andrew G. Alexander and Kenneth A. Ballou in the August 2018 issue of the American Journal of Medicine.

The doctor-patient relationship has been morphed into an insurance company-client relationship that imposes limitations upon the treatment doctors can provide to the insurance company’s members.

Alexander and Ballou compared data from 2011-14 on physician burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance to arrive at their conclusions. »

Ukraine Demands 15-Year Sentence for Ousted President

Authored by

Ukraine's prosecutor general's office on Thursday said had it demanded a 15-year prison sentence for former President Viktor Yanukovych, accusing him of "betraying his nation" to Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin later revealed this was made possible by a special operation organized by Moscow to exfiltrate Yanukovych.

Since then, the fighting has cost 10,000 lives despite repeated international efforts to forge a lasting cease-fire. »

Judge in Paul Manafort trial says he has been threatened and is now under US Marshal protection

Authored by

Judge T.S. Ellis, the man presiding over the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort, said Friday that he has received threats about the case — and now travels with protection from the U.S.

"I have no reason to believe that if those names are unsealed there won't be threats against them," Ellis said of the jurors, who do not have protection by U.S.

Media outlets including NBC News had requested the names and addresses of the jurors be unsealed. »