Encryption is the way to secure erase your Mac Disk now

https://www.cultofmac.com/648072/secure-erasing-mac-disks-no-longer-secure/ Secure-erasing your Mac’s disks is no longer secure, Apple says BY CHARLIE SORREL • 1:00 PM, AUGUST 28, 2019 HOW-TO TOP STORIES Encrypting your disk is way safer than trying to 'secure' erase it. Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of MacIn the olden days, when you wanted to replace your hard drive with a bigger one, you’d run a … Continue reading Encryption is the way to secure erase your Mac Disk now

Turns out those horrific scientific estimates of the future were overly conservative

Many scientific estimates ten  years and more ago of the effects of what was then called global warming anticipated a gradual climb in temperatures followed by a very steep spike upward == aka hocky puck graphs. Turns out that those scientists didn't take into account the reluctance of governments and society to make the wholesale … Continue reading Turns out those horrific scientific estimates of the future were overly conservative

10 of the best standalone fantasy novels

As you know, I'm an absolute sucker for book lists. I never run into one that doesn't either point out something new or something I'd forgotten that's good to remember. https://theportalist.com/best-standalone-fantasy-books? 10 of the Best Standalone Fantasy Books These magical fantasy reads prove sometimes less is more. PROMOTED BY OPEN ROAD MEDIA By Stephen Lovely Fantasy is … Continue reading 10 of the best standalone fantasy novels

Such a Manhattan tale — bike lane, condominium overlooking Central Park, lawsuits, and dissent

This story has legs. A biker was killed on Central Park West (that's the four-lane, slow-travel road along the west side of Central Park) last year. The local Community Board called on the Department of Transportation to set up a safer routing. Its choice resulted in removal of 400 parking spaces along the western edge … Continue reading Such a Manhattan tale — bike lane, condominium overlooking Central Park, lawsuits, and dissent

Are you among those having your Facebook account “disabled”?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/business/reactivate-facebook-account.html For a decade, Christopher Reeves, an Uber driver in Seattle, used Facebook for everything: talking with friends, communicating with fellow drivers, meeting singles. But one day in June, as he was uploading photos from a comic book convention and a family trip to Disneyland, he found himself abruptly logged out. When Mr. Reeves, 32, … Continue reading Are you among those having your Facebook account “disabled”?

As we use more a/c, we make the heating problem worse

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/29/the-air-conditioning-trap-how-cold-air-is-heating-the-world The air conditioning trap: how cold air is heating the world  Illustration: Guardian Design The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? By Stephen Buranyi Thu 29 Aug 2019 01.00 EDTLast modified on Thu 29 Aug 2019 10.01 EDT … Continue reading As we use more a/c, we make the heating problem worse

How to change your watch to metric

One of those "gee, wouldn't it be nice" changes that's easy once you know where to go. https://appleinsider.com/articles/19/08/27/how-to-change-your-apple-watch-to-metric-measurements How to change your Apple Watch to metric measurements By William Gallagher Tuesday, August 27, 2019, 09:04 am PT (12:04 pm ET) It's easy to have your Apple Watch show you all of your activity details in … Continue reading How to change your watch to metric