Link. Doesn’t even move the lib owning dial these days. (His “Christianity” was exactly as sincere as Trump’s.)
Monthly Archives: August 2022
Move Apple Mail to New Mac with migration assistant.
Link. 1. Make sure keychain syncs
2. Copy library\mail files
3. Copy com.apple.mail.plist
Consider run mail rebuild (can take a long time)
How to Deadlift: 9 Coaching Tips.
Link. I like deadlift but it doesn’t like me. So in old age I hex when heavy. By experience I can vouch for these tips.
Barre Seid, Tripp Lite billionaire, gives 1.6 billion to Federalist Society tax free.
Link. Similar to 1930s response to FDR. Federalist society will try to block CO2 control.
Occupied Zaporizhzhia plant: “Russians have been seen drinking, looting and detaining anyone for expressing even a whiff of protest”
Link. If the Ukrainian workers fail their families get irradiated.
“forward-collision warning systems with automatic braking cut rear-end crashes by 50 percent, and rear cross-traffic alerts reduce accidents by 33 percent.”
Link. As bad as smartphones are the native car systems may be much worse.
The Crikey article that Lachlan sued for.
Link. This is SOOO mild and absolutely true. New Zealand’s libel laws are almost as insane as Lachlan himself.
Lachlan Murdoch Sues Australian News Site Crikey for libel: “Murdochs and “poisonous” Fox News commentators had contributed to the assault on American democracy.”
Link. This is undeniably true. Please sue me Lachlan.
Phone and data services for travelers to Europe.
Link. It’s surprisingly hard to get a local number and eSIM with a local number is not as well established as I expected.
Mexico Student massacre: the government, the police, the army and the cartels.
Link. Damn. That’s a seriously screwed up nation. Where we are heading if GOP takes power.
How a dual SIM iPhone works – including eSIM.
Link. Complex! Much work went into this. Makes me wonder about Apple doing their own network.
Origins of the Pandemic: Xi makes the lab case.
Link. Legit experts favor the Wuhan market, but China’s crackpot government strengthens the lab origin theory.
Hungary: “Mr. Bod, the former central bank governor, said, “There is no free market here.” … “You can’t carry a gun here, but you can get a free abortion.”
Link. No guns. Free abortions. Wonder what it is GOP loves about Orban.
Russia: “The number of cars produced in May 2022 was 30 times lower than the number of cars produced in May 2021.”
Link. The Russian economy is not well.
There are too many pharmacists.
Link. At VHA we had many high quality applicants for every pharmacy position.
“Thomas Pyle, the president of the Institute for Energy Research, an organization that supports the use of fossil fuels.”
Link. When he sits he leaves a slimy residue.
Atlas Shrugged: “it’s a totally ridiculous book which can be summed up as Sociopathic idealized nerds collapse society because they don’t get enough hugs.”
Link. Like Scalzi Emily also rereads it periodically
“The only thing worse than the FBI as it currently exists might be the FBI after Bannon and Trump remake it in their own image.”
Link. The GOP is not only crazy, it is ludicrous.
“The hard drive contains evidence of garden-variety nepotism and tabloid-ready pictures of Hunter and paid female companions enjoying hard drugs in various states of undress.”
Link. Must read Jedeed insight into the MAGAts.
“when you add your personal photos from your library to the shared library, the images are moved from the personal library to the shared library”
Link. Yikes. Shared library is complex.
“orcas trying to chase down food are routinely interrupted by out-of-the-blue humpback whale attacks. Humpbacks will band together and travel great distances to intervene in killer whale hunts.”
Link. Will protect seals from orca.
“Employees at UnitedHealth Group can lose out on raises or bonuses if they have low keyboard activity.”
Link. The good news is white collar unions become more attractive.
French Soldiers Quit Mali: “Thousands of civilians have died, as well as thousands of Malian soldiers and 59 French ones.”
Link. America would never make such a mistake.
SCOTUS “… handed down a unanimous decision in 1875, deciding that women were indeed citizens but that citizenship did not necessarily convey the right to vote.”
Link. It has been horrible before.
A story of severe postpartum depression with psychotic features.
Link. What a nightmare. So sudden …
coconutBattery: macOS or iPhone battery health report.
Link. Especially helpful for macOS prior to Big Sur – such as Mojave.
“She wakes up at 5:30 to inhabit a life in which she has the luxury of never getting out of bed at all.”
Link. Second Life still operates. It sounds like Meta.
“The work of governing is hard. It’s frustrating and slow. It requires compromise. Making progress in a country as big and complicated as ours isn’t easy. It never has been.”
Link. The adult President.
A young woman’s story of leaving Afghanistan.
Link. Plainly told. Hard to believe the Taliban can hold Afghanistan for long.
“For the best macOS virtualisation, VirtualBuddy”
Link. Years of work needed.
“The U.S. intelligence community had penetrated multiple points of Russia’s political leadership, spying apparatus and military …”
Link. “Putin “was very matter-of-fact,” Burns said. He didn’t deny the intelligence …”
TFP: “growth is normally linear, but that it shifts each time a new general-purpose technology [GPT] such as electrification or steam power arrives on the scene”
Link. Shifting slope looks exponential from a distance. (See also, Singularity)
Zika: “identified a cohort of children who were born with microcephaly but do not have brain damage. They have caught up developmentally as they have grown and now are “basically fine,” said Dr. Miranda-Filho.”
Link. Would like to understand.
The dog aging project.
Link. 30y ago I thought we should do this based on canine aging variability. Problem is people don’t necessarily want dogs that live 20y.
“Foreign agents might not bid on such documents, but they might try to steal them from an estate run by a small circle of loyalists and staff who likely hate Trump as much as anyone else who has ever worked for him.”
“Townsend proposed that the government provide every retired person over 60 years old with $200 a month, on the condition that they spend it within 30 days, a condition designed to stimulate the economy.”
Link. Essential read.
Barack Obama was a successful President.
Link. “The bitterness and regret that many progressives now feel toward his administration is a function of their own inflated expectations going in.”
“idea of atomic-resolution pictures of how proteins and other biomolecules are assembled in real life is exciting and terrifying”
Link. Really big data.
“The last Guantánamo detainee was sent to the program in 2017, just before President Donald J. Trump dismantled the office that negotiated transfers.”
Link. Of course he did.
“At least one witness provided the investigators with information that led them to want to further press Mr. Trump for material”
Multiverse of Madness review: it’s Byrne’s fault.
Link. I also hated what Byrne did to Viz.
“putting tumor-bearing animals into these cold conditions slows the growth of their tumors. The effects on glucose metabolism brought on by non-shivering thermogenesis seem to land right in the middle of the Warburg effect”
NYT has leaks with details on Trump’s most recent known criming.
Link. Blackmailing Macron? Leveraging nuclear tech? Quite the haul.
“Trump leaked them to Breitbart, which published them without blacking out the names of the agents who executed the search warrant, evidently intended to menace them.”
Link. He’s so predictable.
NIST’s Post-Quantum Cryptography Standards: “One of the most popular algorithms, Rainbow, was found to be completely broken.”
Lyme vaccines return.
Link. I’d like one.
“Seven of the nine zero-day exploits discovered by Huntley’s team last year were reportedly developed by commercial providers and sold to state-sponsored actors.”
The state of Afghanistan: “surprised how much frustration there was with the ongoing ban and Virtue and Vice’s culture war”
Link. Despite headline this is a thoughtful review.
Do jumping spiders dream?
Link. Probably. Researching how fundamental REM sleep is.
“A woman is a helpless and powerless creature. If a woman goes on a journey alone, during the journey she could face a problem that she cannot solve by herself.”
Link. The Taliban are thugs, but they are also weird.