Monthly Archives: July 2018

Cloud Brightening, ‘Sun Shields’ to Save Barrier Reef?

Will it work?

Australia announced plans Friday to explore concepts such as firing salt into clouds and covering swathes of water with a thin layer of film in a bid to save the embattled Great Barrier Reef.

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef, about the size of Japan or Italy, is reeling from two straight years of bleaching as sea temperatures rise because of climate change.

Experts have warned that the 2,300-kilometre (1,400-mile) long area could have suffered irreparable damage.

Read More (Digital Journal)

Robocalls Made My Phone Useless

The phone part of my mobile device was becoming useless. Nonstop #robocalls. Happens to everyone.

I’m now paying a monthly fee to @Hiya to #block them.

The device and network phone companies should be doing this as part of their customer service – for free.

Attn: @verizon @apple

John Galt

Galt is the hero and main character of Atlas Shrugged, because his principles drive the action and the conflict of the story. The book explores what occurs when
— Read on www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/a/atlas-shrugged/character-analysis/john-galt

Who is #JohnGalt?

Active-Shooter Training for Palm Beach Public Safety Conducted this Week

By: R. Michael Brown, Civic Association Communications Director

Police_Training-03AAs we get ready to kick off a new school year, first responders from the Town of Palm Beach trained this week for an active-shooter situation at Palm Beach Public School. It included police, firefighters, and paramedics. 

“Before this week, not every officer was trained for a solo-response to an active-shooter in a school,” said Michael Ogrodnick, Palm Beach Police Training & Community Relations Coordinator. “This is what we are training for this week, along with training to get paramedics inserted into an active scene safely, and protect them, so they can do their work to save lives.”

See More (Civic Association News)

http://www.palmbeachcivic.org/news/top-stories/2139-active-shooter-training-for-palm-beach-public-safety-conducted-this-week

 

“Why Does Steve Jobs Want to be CEO of Apple Again”

BillGates7z“What I can’t figure out is why Steve Jobs is even trying to be the CEO of Apple? He knows he can’t win.” –Bill Gates, June 1998*

When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in mid-90s, the tech industry dumped on his attempts to bring the company back from the dead – even his frenemy Bill Gates. And with good reason. At the time, Microsoft’s stock was valued at $29 with “a market capitalization of $250 billion,” while Apple’s barely peaked at $7.25.

Gates obviously ignored one of the 10 tech commandments: Thou shalt never underestimate Steve Jobs. Years later, Apple’s become the most profitable company in the world with a market value of $921 billion in 2018.

Now Apple ranks #4 on the Fortune 500 with a stock price of $190.18 and Microsoft, well they are ranked #30 on Fortune with a stock price of $105.23.

*Never-published article for Vanity Fair

See More at MacDailyNews

A New Kind of Phone Scam: Neighbor Spoofing

Are you experiencing an increase in the number of local calls to your home and/or cell phone? You’re not alone. This phenomenon is called “neighbor spoofing” and it’s the latest caller ID spoof strategy being used by phone scam artists in an attempt to get people to answer the phone.

For phone scams to be successful, scammers need people to pick up the phone so they can initiate the conversation. Neighbor spoofing uses a spoof caller ID to trick a person into thinking somebody local, possibly even someone they know, is calling. According to experts, this may interest someone just enough to answer their phone.

Read More (Palm Beach Civic Association News)

 

2018 iPhone screen protectors reveal a nasty surprise – Cult of Mac

New iPhone Sizes

It turns out the more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone that Apple has planned for 2018 won’t quite be the iPhone X lookalike we were expecting.

The brand new handset will certainly borrow a lot of the iPhone X’s design traits, but according to new screen protectors, its LCD display won’t be truly edge-to-edge.

Its edge-to-edge Super Retina HD display with incredibly slim bezels is what makes the iPhone X Apple’s prettiest smartphone yet. And we can expect the 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus — also scheduled to arrive this fall — to offer the same.

https://apple.news/AUshZkOX8S5yTLjfnuMQA8g