Fresh new option for viewing on Netflix — from New Zealand

https://www.wsj.com/articles/cousins-new-zealand-maori-indigenous-people-11627593999? ‘Cousins’ Review: The Tests of Kinship A New Zealand feature, now streaming on Netflix, follows three Maori cousins over the course of decades and shines light on the struggles of indigenous peoples Joe Morgenstern Updated July 30, 2021 5:25 am ET Treasures lie buried in the sedimentary layers of the streaming services. One of … Continue reading Fresh new option for viewing on Netflix — from New Zealand

How hot can it get before humans can’t survive?

https://slate.com/technology/2021/07/climate-change-wet-bulb-temperature.html When Will It Get Too Hot for the Body to Survive? Climate change is devising new ways to kill you. BY MATTHEW LEWIS JULY 26, 20213:13 PM If it gets hot enough, even this won’t work. Kirill Kudryavtsev/Getty Images TWEETSHARECOMMENT There is no shortage of ways to die, and everyone has to do it, but as … Continue reading How hot can it get before humans can’t survive?

Tired of that fluff of coffee all over your counter after grinding beans?

https://www.epicurious.com/expert-advice/cut-down-on-coffee-grinder-mess-with-drop-of-water-article Cut Down on Your Coffee Grinder Mess With Just a Drop of Water Tired of vacuuming every time you make a pot of coffee? With this method for grinding beans, those wispy bits strewn all over your counter are a thing of the past. BY JOE SEVIER, July 26, 2021 Photo by Joseph De Leo, … Continue reading Tired of that fluff of coffee all over your counter after grinding beans?

Why has U.S. vaccination percentage rate stalled?

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/26/us-vaccine-effort-nuance-covid-coronavirus? ‘There’s a disconnect’: after a rapid rollout why has US vaccine effort stalled? A vaccine site in Florida. Daily vaccine distribution is far slower than in mid-April, when for a few brief weeks the US was among the fastest vaccine distributors in the world. Photograph: Paul Hennessy/Sopa Images/Rex/Shutterstock After a rapid start, vaccination rates have … Continue reading Why has U.S. vaccination percentage rate stalled?

One reason air travel a disaster — no hotel rooms for the airlines’ staff

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-airlines-pilots-and-flight-attendants-unions-say-they-cant-find-hotel-rooms-11627511797? American Airlines Pilots and Flight Attendants Unions Say They Can’t Find Hotel Rooms Complaints another sign of air travel’s growing pains, as surge in demand this summer overwhelms tourism hot spots, hotels, airports Pilots say their schedules have been in constant flux amid last-minute reassignments as airlines try to recover from disruptions.PHOTO: PATRICK T. FALLON/BLOOMBERG … Continue reading One reason air travel a disaster — no hotel rooms for the airlines’ staff

Photos in iOS 15 able to identify people from upper bodies

https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/07/23/photos-in-ios-15-can-identify-people-by-their-upper-bodies? Photos in iOS 15 can identify people by their upper bodies  By Mike Peterson | Jul 23, 2021 Apple in a document published on Friday detailed how it has used machine learning advancements to introduce significantly improved people recognition in iOS 15, including in situations when a face isn't clearly visible. The company lists "improved recognition for individuals" … Continue reading Photos in iOS 15 able to identify people from upper bodies

Wildfires across globe adding to carbon in atmosphere Fast

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/22/world/wildfires-siberia-us-canada-climate-intl/index.html Wildfires have erupted across the globe, scorching places that rarely burned before By Ivana Kottasová, CNNPhoto editor Sarah Tilotta, CNN Updated 6:16 AM ET, Thu July 22, 2021 (CNN)Yakutsk in Russian Siberia is known as the world's coldest city. In a place where even an exposed nose during the winter months can cause biting pain, people are … Continue reading Wildfires across globe adding to carbon in atmosphere Fast

As of today, unvaccinated in NYC receive $100 with first vaccine shot

https://patch.com/new-york/upper-west-side-nyc/s/hp280/get-100-for-1st-covid-vaccine-shot-de-blasio-tells-unvaccinated? Get $100 For 1st COVID Vaccine Shot, De Blasio Tells Unvaccinated A new incentive offers $100 to New Yorkers who get their first coronavirus vaccine dose at city-run sites starting Friday. Matt Troutman, Patch StaffPosted Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:18 am ET A city-operated mobile pharmacy advertises the COVID-19 vaccine in a neighborhood near Brighton Beach … Continue reading As of today, unvaccinated in NYC receive $100 with first vaccine shot

Big changes coming to the housing market as mortgage forbearance ends

https://fortune.com/2021/07/26/2021-housing-market-real-estate-foreclosures-mortage-forbearance/ Something big is about to happen in the housing market BY LANCE LAMBERT July 26, 2021 11:36 AM EDT A crash in the housing market seemed inevitable during the early weeks of the COVID-19 recession. However, that bust didn’t come to fruition, in fact, the opposite happened: A combination of government support, recession-induced low interest rates, … Continue reading Big changes coming to the housing market as mortgage forbearance ends

Applause for Simone Biles

https://www.newyorker.com/sports/replay/the-radical-courage-of-simone-biless-exit-from-the-team-usa-olympic-finals The Radical Courage of Simone Biles’s Exit from the Team USA Olympic Finals Biles’s decision not to compete on Tuesday is, to many spectators, a heartbreak. It is also a welcome example of an athlete setting her own limits. By Eren OrbeyJuly 27, 2021 “We have to protect our minds and our bodies,” Biles said … Continue reading Applause for Simone Biles

COVID vaccines do reduce the spread by the vaccinated, but no results yet on Delta variant

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02054-z? COVID vaccines slash viral spread – but Delta is an unknown Studies show that vaccines reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 by more than 80%, but the Delta variant is creating fresh uncertainty. Smriti Mallapaty, July 27, 2021 A dose of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is administered at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, … Continue reading COVID vaccines do reduce the spread by the vaccinated, but no results yet on Delta variant

More on the Apple Magsafe Battery Pack

For this topic, videos and other graphics rule. No point in posting any of these three articles. If you're interested, go to the link. For a teardown measuring capacity of the Apple Magsafe Battery Pack, read: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1782561 For a comprehensive review of the Apple Magsafe Battery Pack, read: https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/07/24/apple-magsafe-battery-pack-review-great-but-controversy-abound It's worth reading for the info, … Continue reading More on the Apple Magsafe Battery Pack