2nd reminder this week: set up two-factor verification for internet

TIP OF THE WEEK Secure your online accounts (really this time) Speaking of stirring strong emotions, Brian X. Chen, the consumer technology columnist for The New York Times, is here with advice on stepping up your digital security. This week President Biden shared his prediction that Russia would soon invade Ukraine [www.nytimes.com/2022/01/19/us/politics/biden-putin-russia-ukraine.html], whose computer networks have … Continue reading 2nd reminder this week: set up two-factor verification for internet

What so many ignore or don’t understand about anti-Semitism

An elegant explanation of why bigotry and prejudice against Jews is so difficult to eradicate. A lot of it is based on ancient and contrary to the facts conspiracy theories that boil down to a belief that Jews run the world for their own benefit. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/01/texas-synagogue-anti-semitism-conspiracy-theory/621286/ Why So Many People Still Don’t Understand Anti-Semitism Unlike … Continue reading What so many ignore or don’t understand about anti-Semitism

How refrigerators became an agent of climate catastrophe

https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/how-the-refrigerator-became-an-agent-of-climate-catastrophe How the Refrigerator Became an Agent of Climate Catastrophe The evolution of cooling technology helps to explain why supposed solutions to global warming have only made the situation worse. By David Owen January 15, 2022 Ice harvesting on Bantam Lake, in Connecticut. Harvesters in the state and elsewhere once packed lake and river ice in … Continue reading How refrigerators became an agent of climate catastrophe

This is why airlines are panicking about your cellphone moving to 5G

https://www.vox.com/recode/2022/1/12/22878622/5g-airplanes-c-band-interference-faa Why 5G is causing flight cancellations The FAA is worried about your cellphone again.By Rebecca Heilweil  Updated Jan 19, 2022, 11:47am EST Your 5G phone might finally work like the amazingly fast 5G phones you heard about in TV commercials. On January 19, Verizon and AT&T switched on new cellular frequencies that will boost connections for tens of millions … Continue reading This is why airlines are panicking about your cellphone moving to 5G

Microsoft-Activision a BIG DEAL

https://www.vox.com/recode/2022/1/18/22889342/microsoft-activision-antitrust-games-streaming-gamepass Microsoft is buying one of the biggest names in games — if Washington lets it Microsoft-Activision is like Disney-Fox. Maybe bigger.By Peter Kafka  Jan 18, 2022, 11:19am EST Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $69 billion. For those of you who play video games or pay attention to video games — and there are a lot of … Continue reading Microsoft-Activision a BIG DEAL

Encanto’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” bigger than “Let It Go”

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-encantos-we-dont-talk-about-bruno-became-bigger-than-let-it-go-11642608106?mod=hp_featst_pos5 How ‘Encanto’s’ ‘We Don’t Talk About Bruno’ Became Bigger Than ‘Let It Go’ The song, written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, from Disney’s animated musical has been dubbed in 46 languages By Alex Janin Jan. 19, 2022 11:01 am ET Is someone you know singing about Bruno? They may be crooning about the clairvoyant Colombian animated character … Continue reading Encanto’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” bigger than “Let It Go”

Free password managers from Apple or Google better than zero

How to Use a Free Password Manager—and Make Your Logins Safer Start by saving a few logins in your browser’s built-in manager—and always turn on two-factor authentication By Nicole Nguyen FollowJan. 16, 2022 9:00 am ET Some of my old usernames and passwords are floating around the internet, and maybe yours are, too. After repeated notices of … Continue reading Free password managers from Apple or Google better than zero

Barista turned coffee expert thru social media — only possible now

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-use-a-free-password-managerand-make-your-logins-safer-11642341602?mod=wsjhp_columnists_pos3 The Coffee Maker James Hoffmann is one of the most followed men in caffeine. Here’s an illustrated look at how he became an expert. By Rachel Wharton Illustrations by Koren Shadmi Jan. 18, 2022 Culinary Arts is an occasional illustrated look at what we eat.

Offshore wind plan would produce major jobs as well as clean energy

Biden's offshore wind plan is actually a jobs plan The United States’ struggling power grid is finally getting some major upgrades. Last week, the Biden administration announced a plan that, among other efforts, will aim to bring more sources of clean energy online and install more high-voltage transmission cables across the country to transport that power where it’s needed. … Continue reading Offshore wind plan would produce major jobs as well as clean energy

Fish oil pills take a toll on nature

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/18/mind-boggling-hidden-cost-ecosystems-obsession-with-fish-oil-pills ‘It’s mind-boggling’: the hidden cost of our obsession with fish oil pills The market in this prized commodity is worth billions – but are the supposed benefits worth the cost to global ecosystems?  Revealed: many common omega-3 fish oil supplements are ‘rancid’ Fish oils have to undergo a long, convoluted journey before they reach … Continue reading Fish oil pills take a toll on nature

5G-C band hazard for airlines

http://www.macrumors.com/2022/01/18/5g-c-band-rollout-airlines-crisis/74 U.S. Airlines Warn of 'Catastrophic' Crisis With Impending 5G Rollout, AT&T and Verizon Agree to Delay Around Airports Tuesday January 18, 2022 10:35 am PST by Juli Clover Verizon and AT&T's upcoming rollout of new C-Band 5G technology could cause chaos and lead to widespread delays of passenger and cargo flights, major U.S. airlines said on … Continue reading 5G-C band hazard for airlines

Mandatory app at Chinese Olympics collects data but doesn’t keep it securely

9to5mac.com/2022/01/18/chinese-olympics-app-security-holes/ Mandatory Chinese Olympics app collects personal data, has two security holes Ben Lovejoy - Jan. 18th 2022 7:03 am PT @benlovejoy Use of the Chinese Olympics app, MY2022, is mandatory for everyone attending this year’s Olympic Games in Beijing, whether as an athlete or simply watching from the stadium. The app collects sensitive personal data – like passport … Continue reading Mandatory app at Chinese Olympics collects data but doesn’t keep it securely