Oil spills live on and on in nature

Oil spills in the ocean occur all the time and are often left unrepaired. The owners will claim that the remaining dribbles are inconsequential. Hogwash. Oil spills should never be ignored as oil simply doesn't disintegrate. Frankly I was surprised that it takes only 30 years for larger chunks of oil to decompose. In the … Continue reading Oil spills live on and on in nature

Seasonal hiring at FoxConn violates Chinese law but would be expensive to change

This is another problem Apple has that could prove very expensive to fix. Interesting analysis that hasn't gotten much attention so far. https://9to5mac.com/2019/09/09/foxconns-legal-problem/ Comment: I can see only an expensive solution to Apple/Foxconn’s legal problem Ben Lovejoy - Sep. 9th 2019 6:59 am PT @benlovejoy 65 Comments Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Foxconn’s legal problem, … Continue reading Seasonal hiring at FoxConn violates Chinese law but would be expensive to change

Why are we having such a difficult time dealing with the climate crisis?

This commentary hits on a key issue -- responding adequately to the climate crisis will require each and every one of us to drastically alter our established patterns and ways of life down to its smallest details. Cats are not the only animals who don't like change. Humans tend to persist doing harmful things (smoking … Continue reading Why are we having such a difficult time dealing with the climate crisis?

10 most underrated sci-fi/fantasy films of the last 20 years

The four of these that I've seen were memorable. https://screenrant.com/sci-fi-fantasy-underrated-films/ 10 Most Underrated Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films Of The Last 20 Years by Casey Baker – on Sep 08, 2019 in Lists From the farthest reaches of the cosmos to planet Earth, the sci-fi genre is one of many facets. With the exuberant popularity of legacies like Alien or Terminator, … Continue reading 10 most underrated sci-fi/fantasy films of the last 20 years

Children’s learning affected as the temperature rises

Serendipity strikes. The SAT and PSAT are tests that have been given to children in the US for generations. It's been easy to blame differences in regional results on a variety of factors. A researcher thought of folding in differences based on the temperature on the testing date. Odd patterns have appeared. Here's the core … Continue reading Children’s learning affected as the temperature rises

AppleCare duration changed?

AppleCare protection has always been bought for a specific period, generally lasting not more than three years. Then monthly payments were permitted. Now the monthly payment plan has been turned into a subscription that appears to be extendable for the service life of the device albeit at a slightly higher price than a lump sum, … Continue reading AppleCare duration changed?