Documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago among government’s most classified and were not secure

https://apple.news/ALTfki_smTEKVXkm9Qd8Xbg Documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago were among government's most classified, letter shows In the letter, posted on a Trump-aligned journalist's website, the National Archives pushed back on Trump's privilege claims. The May 10 letter showed that the National Archives and Records Administration and federal investigators had grown increasingly alarmed about potential damage to national security … Continue reading Documents recovered at Mar-a-Lago among government’s most classified and were not secure

Apple politely explains why iPhone cases are a waste of money

https://www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/apple-politely-explains-why-iphone-cases-are-a-waste-of-money/ Apple politely explains why iPhone cases are a waste of money You use one because you use one, right? You don't trust yourself. Perhaps now is the time to break out, suggests Apple.Written by Chris Matyszczyk, Contributing Writer Posted in Technically Incorrect on July 24, 2022 Why would you put a case on that?Unsplash This has been going on … Continue reading Apple politely explains why iPhone cases are a waste of money

Trump and allies ready to radically reshape federal government if he is re-elected based on army of those loyal solely to him — more details from Axios

https://apple.news/A7HHqMxTMQNS6LRJ0SlOcqg Inside Trump '25: A radical plan for Trump’s second term by Staff of Axios listed below Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his "America First” ideology, people involved … Continue reading Trump and allies ready to radically reshape federal government if he is re-elected based on army of those loyal solely to him — more details from Axios

Driving out invasive species on islands has high success rate and big benefits – study

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/10/driving-out-invasive-species-on-islands-high-success-rate-big-benefits-aoe Driving out invasive species on islands has high success rate and big benefits – study New research finds that eradicating non-native rats, cats, rabbits and goats is 88% effective in restoring biodiversity The transformation of Redonda in the Caribbean between 2016 and 2020, before and after black rats and feral goats were eradicated. Photograph: Jenny … Continue reading Driving out invasive species on islands has high success rate and big benefits – study

California now has a gun law with same citizen enforcement approach as Texas abortion ban

https://apple.news/Aho7IrplnRlmirVAQokf7FA Newsom signs gun law modeled after Texas abortion ban, setting up Supreme Court fight The California governor signed a gun control bill Friday that mimics Texas’ abortion ban. He also unveiled an ad targeting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. BY HANNAH WILEY, STAFF WRITER of Los Angeles Times published JULY 22, 2022 UPDATED 11:23 AM PT SACRAMENTO —  California … Continue reading California now has a gun law with same citizen enforcement approach as Texas abortion ban

A documentary about volcanoes may be the most moving film of 2022

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/07/fire-of-love-documentary-film-review/670588/ The Most Moving Film of the Year Is a Documentary About Volcanoes Fire of Love isn’t your typical nature film; it’s also a tragic love story. By Shirley Li, July 21, 2022 Image’Est / National Geographic Fire of Love, a documentary about two volcanologists, begins on a tundra. They’re en route to yet another volcano but … Continue reading A documentary about volcanoes may be the most moving film of 2022

Small tip on maintenance of your hearing aids

Found out today (expensively) that if you're someone who sweats enough to get water in your ears where your hearing aids are sitting, the water can affect the small wire going from the outside of your ear to the inside. Replacing that wire -- in my case -- was $150 per ear plus the $100 … Continue reading Small tip on maintenance of your hearing aids

Details of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

http://www.wsj.com/articles/bidens-student-loan-forgiveness-plan-who-qualifies-and-how-much-debt-will-be-canceled-11661362340? AND http://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/business/biden-student-loan-forgiveness.html Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan: What to Know What the president’s plan means for the millions of Americans with student debt The plan is expected to benefit the majority of the more than 43 million people in the U.S. who hold a total of $1.6 trillion in student-loan debt.PHOTO: ERIN CLARK/THE BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY … Continue reading Details of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan

Apple celebrates Shazam turning 20

https://www.macrumors.com/2022/08/19/apple-celebrates-shazam-turning-20/ Apple Celebrates Shazam Turning 20 With Playlist Featuring Each Year's Most Shazamed Song Friday August 19, 2022 7:12 am PDT by Joe Rossignol Apple today announced that popular music identification service Shazam launched 20 years ago today. To celebrate the milestone, Apple shared a playlist featuring the most Shazamed song of each calendar year for the past 20 … Continue reading Apple celebrates Shazam turning 20

Republicans form a group to change election laws as they prefer

https://www.reuters.com/legal/government/ex-trump-ag-barr-others-launch-republican-backed-election-law-group-2022-07-21/ July 21, 2022 7:21 PM EDT, Last Updated July 21, 2022 Ex-Trump AG Barr, others launch Republican-backed election law group By Jacqueline Thomsen Restoring Integrity and Trust in Elections was co-founded by Karl Rove, hotelier Steve Wynn and lawyer Bobby BurchfieldThe group opposes courts intervening in state election lawsand has already filed briefs in court … Continue reading Republicans form a group to change election laws as they prefer

California rethinking the shutdown of its last remaining nuclear power plant

http://www.wsj.com/articles/california-gov-gavin-newsom-races-to-keep-states-nuclear-plant-running-11661264983? California Gov. Gavin Newsom Races to Keep State’s Nuclear Plant Running Governor urges lawmakers to consider legislation to extend operation of Diablo Canyon Diablo Canyon, owned by PG&E Corp., is California’s last nuclear plant.PHOTO: GEORGE ROSE/GETTY IMAGES By Katherine Blunt Aug. 23, 2022 10:29 am ET California lawmakers are racing to hammer out a plan to … Continue reading California rethinking the shutdown of its last remaining nuclear power plant

Electric car production slowed by Chile’s protection for its indigenous population holding 55% of world’s lithium needed for batteries

http://www.wsj.com/articles/electric-cars-batteries-lithium-triangle-latin-america-11660141017 The Place With the Most Lithium Is Blowing the Electric-Car Revolution A California-sized piece of South America is stifling production of the metal at a time when battery makers desperately need it Evaporation ponds at an Albemarle Corp. lithium mine in Chile. By Ryan Dube / Photographs by Tamara Merino for The Wall Street Journal Aug. … Continue reading Electric car production slowed by Chile’s protection for its indigenous population holding 55% of world’s lithium needed for batteries