If you’re starting from scratch at choosing among the universe of tablets in the US

I've been happily in the Apple/Kindle universe for so long that I was momentarily stumped when asked to compare an Apple iPad to a Kindle Fire. This article turned out to be a very user-friendly primer for tablets generally. Confirmed that I'm right where I want to be, but investigating further for my friend with … Continue reading If you’re starting from scratch at choosing among the universe of tablets in the US

About to get incredibly cold in NE US — watch out for frozen water pipes

6 steps you can take to prevent your pipes from freezing The Washington Post · by Daniel Bortz · January 22, 2019 (Andreas Gebert/Reuters) As the winter chill sets in, it’s time to think about protecting your home from the elements. For prudent homeowners, this entails taking steps to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting during the cold-weather … Continue reading About to get incredibly cold in NE US — watch out for frozen water pipes

How this unnecessary wall will endanger wildlife

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/climate/border-wall-wildlife.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Why a Border Wall Could Mean Trouble for Wildlife Image A Mexican gray wolf on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.CreditCreditJim Clark/United States Fish and Wildlife Service, via Associated Press By John Schwartz Jan. 24, 2019 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. As the fight continues … Continue reading How this unnecessary wall will endanger wildlife

Even if dementia is in your future, you probably have many good years first

This is a story where I can just imagine the researcher trying to describe the positives of this project when asking for funding. As we each get older -- let's define that as when Medicare kicks in at 65 -- the twin horrors of dementia or Alzheimer's disease are no longer in the unimaginable future. … Continue reading Even if dementia is in your future, you probably have many good years first

Keep your boarding passes private — they contain more info than you think

The following article is a reader-friendly expansion of a Popular Mechanics article explaining the basic problem: https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/airlines/a25923137/hacker-airline-security-flaw/ The article below tho focuses on the regular wide distribution of all details of our lives on social media -- including the occasional posting of our boarding passes. Bottom line is don't do it. But this article (if … Continue reading Keep your boarding passes private — they contain more info than you think

National Geographic’s article on Alex Honnold’s went up El Capitan without a rope in four hours

If you find this fascinating, you should look for the largest screen you can find to watch the documentary "Free Solo" which expands on this article. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2019/02/alex-honnold-made-ultimate-climb-el-capitan-without-rope/