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Today's my birthday and do I ever feel grateful for being alive. And for still being able to be productive. And for all of you who read at least some of this! Thank you.
Like many things considered “cool,” Gen X is pretty exclusive. You had to be born between 1965 and 1980 to get in to this gloomy, goofy club of forgotten middle children, and only about 65 million of us were. (Both boomers, at 75…
francine hardawayBoth my daughters are GenX. Evan Dando was my life for a while.
The Washington Post
– May 14, 6:53 AM
Over the weekend, the climate system sounded simultaneous alarms. Near the entrance to the Arctic Ocean in northwest Russia, the temperature surged to 84 degrees Fahrenheit (29 Celsius). Meanwhile, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the…
francine hardaway#ExtinctionRebellion. If you don't know about it, look it up!
Nerds, we did it. We have graduated, along with oil, real estate, insurance, and finance, to the big T. Trillions of dollars. Trillions ! Get to that number any way you like: Sum up the market cap of the major tech companies, or just take Apple 's…
francine hardawayI do, too, only my habit is more expensive: gadgets. Yesterday I ordered an Oura ring. Look it up:-)
Elizabeth Warren turned down a Fox News invitation Tuesday for a televised town hall and denounced the cable network as a “hate-for-profit racket that gives a megaphone to racists and conspiracists.” The network has been inviting…
francine hardawayDumb. In fact very dumb. Why not talk to people with different viewpoints? This is what I hate about politics.
The New York Times
– May 13, 9:02 PM
We tend to recall the past not on its own merits but in terms of what it lacked in retrospect. Virtually the entire period of planetary existence is lumped into the condescending unit “before Christ.” Our hominid ancestors are…
francine hardawayWow. We did use to have much more unoccupied think time although I remember thinking I was impossibly busy.
Security researchers have found a new class of vulnerabilities in Intel chips which, if exploited, can be used to steal sensitive information directly from the processor., The bugs are reminiscent of Meltdown and Spectre, which exploited a weakness…
francine hardawayIntel hasn't been very careful about its security. Has anyone?
A slight drizzle had begun in the gray December sky outside Community Christian Church as Reta Baker, president of the local hospital, stepped through the doors to join a weekly morning coffee organized by Fort Scott, Kan.'s chamber of commerce.
francine hardawayI think maybe another piece of this is that health care is changing, and for a long time hospitals overbuilt themselves.
By Chris Isidore, CNN Business
– May 14, 12:18 PM
New York(CNN Business) Boeing had no new orders for planes in April. Not only did the troubled 737 Max receive zero new orders since it was grounded March 13. Boeing's other jets, such as the 787 Dreamliner or the 777, also did not get any new…
francine hardawayBut that may be because the economy is changing.
the deductible. (beta)
– May 11, 2:46 AM
There has been a steady drip-drip-drip of articles documenting how health apps are sharing data with third parties: Data sharing practices of medicines related apps and the mobile ecosystem: traffic, content, and network analysis, by Grundy et al.
francine hardaway2% of the people who use period tracking apps are men. I think they're the smart ones.