Not much tech news out there.
Stuff I bookmarked recently. Some off topic, some not:
Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence
North Carolina is still getting hammered. South Carolina is getting it now too. I hope you all get through this OK.
The Cajun Navy is out already. Those folks are awesome.
The drama queens over at the Weather Channel could win an Emmy for their Hurricane Florence coverage. I don’t know if it will be Best Drama Series or Best Comedy Series.
I’ve never understood why reporters find it necessary to stand out in that stuff. When I see it all I think is, “Idiot”.
Help Florence Victims
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Google China Prototype Links Searches to Phone Numbers
I’m not gonna quote anything because the whole article is quotable, and stunning, and sad.
This after revelation of Google’s political bias.
Exactly How Teachers Came to Be So Underpaid in America
“The decline in education funding is not limited to salaries. Twenty-nine states were still spending less per student in 2015, adjusted for inflation, than they did before the Great Recession, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, leaving many public schools dilapidated, overcrowded and reliant on outdated textbooks and threadbare supplies.”
We say public safety and education is important yet we underpay first responders and teachers.
A solar observatory in New Mexico is evacuated for a week and the FBI is investigating. No one will say why.
Bizarre. The silence is only making the tinfoil hat brigade go nuttier than usual.
It’s Beer Season
The Fall beers are out in force. Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, Maple…
It isn’t making my diet easy. I’ve gone from +237 lbs to 216 in the last few months. Shooting for 200.