Long past time for government to begin subsidizing agricultural practices that are not harmful to the environment

So much government money around the world is paid to keep farming operations solvent. Why aren't the governments making the payments more aware of the adverse environmental consequences of some of what agriculture is being paid to due? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/16/1m-a-minute-the-farming-subsidies-destroying-the-world? $1m a minute: the farming subsidies destroying the world - report ‘Perverse’ payments must be redirected … Continue reading Long past time for government to begin subsidizing agricultural practices that are not harmful to the environment

Los Angeles Times editorial on the importance of individual action NOW to avoid a climate crisis apocalypse (their word)

Links to parts 2 and 3 of this story are at the bottom. Each of these is relatively short and no more alarmist than they need to be. Please read them. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-climate-change-crisis-global-warming-part-1-story.html Editorial: Climate change is already here. 2020 could be your last chance to stop an apocalypse (Shonagh Rae) By THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD SEP. 15, … Continue reading Los Angeles Times editorial on the importance of individual action NOW to avoid a climate crisis apocalypse (their word)

Don’t ignore the value of AirDrop on your Apple devices — handy way to transfer data

AirDrop can be the quickest way to transfer documents, photos, and very large files between Apple devices. Just used it yesterday as a way of transferring contacts among a group of people. Very handy indeed. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/if-youre-not-using-airdrop-with-your-iphone-yet-youre-sorely-missing-out/ If you're not using AirDrop on your iPhone yet, you're sorely missing out We walk you through how to … Continue reading Don’t ignore the value of AirDrop on your Apple devices — handy way to transfer data

Plastic in the ocean is an even worse problem than we thought

This article is one I'd label fascinating for those interested in the Pacific Garbage Patch or the huge amounts of plastic, some of it very small, in the ocean. A large amount of creativity has been applied on the problem of how to remove the plastic. In the process, the scope of the problem has … Continue reading Plastic in the ocean is an even worse problem than we thought

At the moment, Amazon Prime Video is a better place for streaming videos than Netflix

If  you're as tired of paying multiple monthly fees for different places to get a video to watch, you may have hope that this article will give you a definitive choice. It doesn't. https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-prime-video-is-the-best-streaming-service-for-movies-2019-9 Amazon Prime Video is the best streaming service if you're a movie buff, but Netflix isn't far behind Travis Clark Sep. … Continue reading At the moment, Amazon Prime Video is a better place for streaming videos than Netflix

Don’t click on executables, calendar invitations, or pictures sent by people you don’t know

It's so easy to carelessly click on something that looks either normal or interesting and suddenly wind up with serious problems. The first article deals with malicious invitations within Google Calendar, the second with pictures in Gmail that can lead  you astray. https://www.forbes.com/sites/daveywinder/2019/09/09/google-finally-confirms-security-problem-for-15-billion-gmail-and-calendar-users/amp/ 440,473 views|Sep 9, 2019,4:38 am Google To Fix Malicious Invites Issue For … Continue reading Don’t click on executables, calendar invitations, or pictures sent by people you don’t know

The Apple Watch 5 has one big change and lots of glitz

The 5th version of Apple Watch now offers a watch face that's always on rather than requiring a lift of your arm. Apparently, that has really bothered many owners of earlier models. The battery and other software have been sufficiently modified that the period between charges has not lengthened. The other feature that is exciting … Continue reading The Apple Watch 5 has one big change and lots of glitz