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The internet makes it easier both to find out the actual truth of various matters, if you’re interested in that, and to lie in service of prior beliefs, if that’s your bag. An astonishing number of people are engaged in the latter. Source: https://twitter.com/_wayneburkett/status/1382862483162009609

Practical Privacy: Steps normal people can take

It’s increasingly common for our conversations about technology to eventually circle around to concern about the amount of privacy that we have given up, or will be expected to give up. Lots of books, podcasts, and articles are discussing the surveillance state. This is a very good thing. Growing sense of unease Most of us……

Review – Nova: The Planets – The Idiocracy of Space Documentaries

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/series/planets/ Nova, on PBS, is a terrific series to set your DVR to record. Even on the reruns of shows I’ve already seen, there’s something new and interesting. They’re never too intellectually challenging, the whole idea is to make science interesting for the average person. It seems they target maybe high school average level for……

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I LOVE WAL-MART

I LOVE WAL-MART +Walmart  and Coke, Pepsi, and Nestle have all cooperated to provide safe drinking water to the kids in Flint Michigan. My buddy +Pradheep Shanker shared that story in his post https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PradheepShanker/posts/dpByoYXphaT +Joe Hansen said: Walmart does a LOT of good for communities all across America. I had to reply, going even further about the……

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GREAT NEWS! Playing House got renewed

I adore this show. These two are terrific comediennes, and they have wonderful supporting cast, fun stories, the whole thing is just so enjoyable to watch. If you haven’t seen it – you really should. Source: ‘Playing House’ renewed for third season on USA | TV By The Numbers by zap2it.com

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PicPick: The Screenshot, image manipulation, most useful image toolkit I’ve ever used.

I take a lot of screenshots, sometimes I need to annotate them, usually not. I am NOT good with graphic programs, in fact they usually make me cry. It used to be pretty annoying to deal with screenshots – not the taking of one, the reusing of it, the tiny little manipulations I might want……

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