Skiers need to turn off the 911 calls for falls NOW to stop jamming real emergencies from getting help

http://www.nytimes.com/2023/02/03/health/apple-watch-911-emergency-call.html? ‘My Watch Thinks I’m Dead’ Dispatchers for 911 are being inundated with false, automated distress calls from Apple devices owned by skiers who are very much alive. Eric Betts, a dispatcher at the Summit County 911 Center in Frisco, Colo.Credit...Theo Stroomer for The New York Times By Matt Richtel Feb. 3, 2023Updated 5:36 p.m. ET FRISCO, … Continue reading Skiers need to turn off the 911 calls for falls NOW to stop jamming real emergencies from getting help

Even skeptics listen to one group of people about climate science

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2022/02/weatherman-climate-change/621630/? THE ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE AMERICANS ACTUALLY TRUST ON CLIMATE SCIENCE Local meteorologists are better positioned than anyone else to talk their communities through the facts about climate change.By Dan Schwartz Christopher Lee for The Atlantic FEBRUARY 22, 2022 The weatherman’s striped tie is still snug on his neck as he starts an evening bath for … Continue reading Even skeptics listen to one group of people about climate science

Best fried chicken on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

/ilovetheupperwestside.com/the-best-fried-chicken-on-the-upper-west-side/ The Best Fried Chicken on the Upper West Side  Adrienne Cooper  November 6, 2022  For most of my life, fried chicken was not something that was treated with much respect on the Upper West Side. We’ve always had murky fast food options and Chinese takeout spots featuring dishes that were not quite so commonly found … Continue reading Best fried chicken on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

iOS 16 lets you change iPhone system font

bgr.com/tech/change-the-iphone-system-font-with-this-ios-16-exploit/ Change the iPhone system font with this iOS 16 exploit By Jacob Siegal Published Dec 31st, 2022 3:10PM EST Image: zhuowei/GitHub The standard typeface that Apple uses across iOS and iPadOS devices is SF Pro, and while it is clean and readable, you may get sick of it after staring at your iPhone all day. Unfortunately, Apple … Continue reading iOS 16 lets you change iPhone system font

Additives leaching from plastic pollution affecting sea urchins

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/15/plastic-nurdles-stop-sea-urchins-developing-properly-study-finds Plastic ‘nurdles’ stop sea urchins developing properly, study finds Chemicals that leach out of plastic shown to cause fatal abnormalities, including gut developing outside body Purple sea urchins. The larvae in the study showed ‘developmental abnormalities including malformation of the skeleton, neural and immune cells’. Photograph: Scott Groth/AP Karen McVeigh, @karenmcveigh1Thu 15 Dec 2022 10.34 … Continue reading Additives leaching from plastic pollution affecting sea urchins

Mayo, bread and other pantry items you can use for cleaning tasks

http://www.washingtonpost.com/home/2022/12/19/tips-using-pantry-staples-cleaning/ Mayo, bread and other unexpected pantry items you can use for cleaning By Jenny Xie, December 19, 2022 at 9:58 a.m. EST Skip to main content Bread Rice Mayonnaise Tea Salt Rubber gloves Keeping a clean house requires an ongoing effort and an arsenal of cleaning sprays, scrubs and powders. But if you want to … Continue reading Mayo, bread and other pantry items you can use for cleaning tasks

California holding out on other six states’ agreement for the Colorado River

http://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/01/31/colorado-river-states-water-cuts-agreement/ As the Colorado River dries up, states can’t agree on saving water The river’s biggest water user, California, didn’t join six states in a proposal to cut some 2 million acre-feet of usage By Joshua Partlow Updated February 1, 2023 at 1:09 p.m. EST|Published January 31, 2023 at 12:22 p.m. EST For the second time in six months, states … Continue reading California holding out on other six states’ agreement for the Colorado River

Buffett was 80% invested in just seven stocks when 2023 began

https://www.fool.com/investing/2023/01/01/80-of-warren-buffetts-portfolio-is-invested-in-the/ 80% of Warren Buffett's Portfolio Is Invested in These 7 Stocks as 2023 Begins By Keith Speights – Jan 1, 2023 at 5:50AM KEY POINTS The 80-20 rule seems to roughly apply to Buffett's investments. Seven stocks make up 80% of Berkshire's total portfolio. These stocks include the biggest U.S. company, two oil producers, two financial … Continue reading Buffett was 80% invested in just seven stocks when 2023 began

Many foods have protein, but are they “complete”? Here’s help

Plenty of Foods Have Protein, But These Foods Are ‘Complete Proteins’ Here’s what it means to eat a complete (or an incomplete) protein, according to a registered dietitian. By Christina Manian, RDN, Published on December 15, 2022 Protein is all the rage these days, and lately the message seems to be that we’re still not getting enough. This key … Continue reading Many foods have protein, but are they “complete”? Here’s help

Embrace what may be the most important green technology ever

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/24/green-technology-precision-fermentation-farming Embrace what may be the most important green technology ever. It could save us all This article is more than 2 months old George Monbiot Never mind the yuck factor: precision fermentation could produce new staple foods, and end our reliance on farming  Illustration: Eleanor Shakespeare/The Guardian Thu 24 Nov 2022 09.41 EST So … Continue reading Embrace what may be the most important green technology ever

Amazon’s layoffs included bookselling and review team

goodereader.com/blog/kindle/amazon-layoffs-now-include-the-bookselling-and-review-team Amazon layoffs now include the bookselling and review team November 18, 2022 By Michael Kozlowski Amazon announced a couple of days ago that they are going to layoff 11,000 people. They initially stated this would start with the devices division, which includes Alexa, Kindle and Fire tablets. The layoffs will continue into the new year, where thousands … Continue reading Amazon’s layoffs included bookselling and review team

Best audiobooks of 2022 from the NY Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/07/books/best-audiobooks-2022.html The Best Audiobooks of 2022 Hearing a memoir in the author’s voice can make a big difference, and not just when the author is Viola Davis. Plus: A creepy novel gets creepier in audio. Credit...Sakshi Jain By Lauren Christensen Dec. 7, 2022 As I’ve taken stock of the 400-ish hours of audiobooks I’ve listened to … Continue reading Best audiobooks of 2022 from the NY Times