Monthly Archives: May 2019

Beyond the Hype of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Billions of years ago when the world was still young, treasure began forming deep underground. As the edges of Earth’s tectonic plates plunged down into the upper mantle, bits of carbon, some likely hailing from long-dead life forms were melted and compressed into rigid lattices. Over millions of years, those lattices grew into the most durable, dazzling gems the planet had ever cooked up. And every so often, for reasons scientists still don’t fully understand, an eruption would send a stash of these stones rocketing to the surface inside a bubbly magma known as kimberlite.
— Read on earther.gizmodo.com/beyond-the-hype-of-lab-grown-diamonds-1834890351

In the middle of the night do you know who your phone is talking to?

In the middle of the night do you know who your phone is talking to? Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms – The Washington Post Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms – The Washington Post

We ran a privacy experiment to see how many hidden trackers are running from the apps on our iPhone. The tally is astounding.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/05/28/its-middle-night-do-you-know-who-your-iphone-is-talking/

German Policeman Comes Up With An Effective Way To Deal With Rubberneckers At A Fatal Crash – Digg

Rubbernecking is bad — it intrudes on tragic situations, it slows down traffic and it’s just not great. This German policeman had enough after a crash on the Autobahn, and came up with a new way to shame rubberneckers.
— Read on digg.com/video/crash-rubbernecking

Pull them over, invite them to look at the dead body, and charge them a fine.