Re/code: Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon in Winning New Hampshire.
I still see such endeavors as owing their existence to Cam’s original work on the Clark campaign.
GroopSpeak: GOP Congress Breaks With History For First Time In 41 Years To Snub Obama.
Beyond just gridlock. Remember this in November.
SciAm: U.S. to Study Zika Link to Guillain-Barre in Puerto Rico.
Hey, some facts might actually be discovered. [Dry humor.]
TomDispatch: Rosner and Markowitz, Welcome to the United States of Flint.
We all have to keep watch on our water systems. Regulators love to jig with ‘allowable concentrations.’ So much lead back East in the water pipes, I wonder if my own IQ was stunted.
Copyblogger: Why Lazy People Make the Best Content Marketers.
HAH. Linked purely for the H1 an H2 titles and subtitles.
BikeEXIF: Are We Ready For A Suzuki Bandit Cafe Racer?.
Always loved the Bandit aesthetic. But. It needed a lovely V-Twin like the original 600 Honda Hawk to be perfect.
FishbowlNY: Reporter Recalls the 1981 Powers of Bernie Sanders.
Atlas Obscura: The Eagle’s Nest.
Didn’t realize that it hadn’t been bombed to rubble. I think preserving it in some form is important, otherwise the past becomes unreal.
vowe dot net: How to clean up your Twitter timeline.
Ugh. Thanks, Volker.
Italian Ways: The 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta SZ Coda Tonda.
Cute as a bug. But those seats! I’d put a pillow under my butt.
Beyond the obvious takeaways from last night - Trump and Sanders, about which you’ll be subjected to volumes from others - my eyeball rests on the race for #2 and #3 in the GOP race. Bush has a sudden surge, Rubio misses his mark, and Kasich comes from nowhere. SC’s going to be *mighty* interesting.
On the Dem side, I didn’t realize NH only parcels out 24 of their 32 delegates, saving the last eight for a sort of ‘winner take all’ at the Convention. Maybe I’m the last one to realize it.
SciAm: How Your Gut Affects Your Bones.
“In fact, the microbiome is now known to influence heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and obesity - and scientists are discovering new links every year. The microbiome is no longer just a preoccupation of microbiologists. It’s finally getting the attention it deserves across all areas of medicine.” I tell you, if I had my career to do over ... researching gut bugs.
DP Review: Finally! Adobe updates Bridge CC for improved performance.
There’ll be a lot of happy people. Always surprises me how many people still use this poor, near-abandoned software. Now, if it lets us reach into iOS ...
SF New Mexican: This will not stand - Margot Robbie insulted New Mexico on ‘The Late Show’.
“Lotta missing teeth.” I get the idea #newmexicotrue won’t want to have anything to do with this one. Got an address we can send dried cow chips to?
Guardian.UK: Average gas price in US drops below $2 a gallon for the first time since 2004.
Good news. Price drops for consumer goods shipped by truck ... ? MIA?
The Establishment: An Open Letter To Gloria Steinem On Intersectional Feminism.
Powerful. Do read it, share it to others.
Pianu is an interactive way to learn piano online.
If you don’t have a plug-in instrument keyboard ... you may want to pass. I just performed the most atonal version of “Chopsticks” ...
AppleInsider: Sparkle software updater leaves ‘huge’ number of Mac apps open to attack.
Verify updates for a while. I hope they release a list of affected apps.
Guernica: Robert Reich - Why We Must Try.
“Instead of ‘Yes we can,’ many Democrats have adopted a new slogan this election year: ‘We shouldn’t even try.’” Yes, but it’s deeper than that. The idea that Bernie shouldn’t be doing what he’s doing ignores the entire history of elections and primaries. This is not a coronation - this is THE opportunity for the electorate to kick sense into the candidates. If some people get overexuberant, well, at least politics isn’t as bad as some previous eras.
FishbowlNY: Elle Updates Its Look.
So much design trickles down from fashion mags. Elle has traditionally been one to watch. Now I’ve got to go buy one.
GuitarWorld: Jeff Beck Announces Hollywood Bowl Performance with Buddy Guy.
What’s in a name?
Adobe Flash is now Adobe Animate CC, apparently.
naked cap: Tax Breaks for Big Pharma on Top of Unreasonable Price Hikes.
“The Allergan merger enables Pfizer to move to Ireland and cut its taxes. As expected, Read claims that the money will go to increased R&D. He implies Pfizer doesn’t have enough money for R&D right now. Let’s see what Pfizer’s 2014 financial statements say about that. In 2014, Pfizer reported net income of $9.1 billion. P. 58. It paid dividends of $6.6 billion, and repurchased stock for $5.0 billion, a total return to shareholders of $11.1 billion. No wonder there is no money for an increase in R&D.”
NPR: What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren’t Getting).
“I think there’s a little bit of a repair process that we need to engage in. Because if you’ve got a kid who’s used to going to a million lessons and only uses toys that have one way of using them and then, suddenly, you put them in a room with a bunch of boxes and blocks and say, ‘Have fun!’, the kid’s gonna say, ‘Are you kidding me? What?!’” Sad. I hear my old man, walking through the living room, deftly snapping off the television on a Saturday morning, saying “No more. Get outside.” And we’d disappear until dinnertime.
Back to the article, I believe I see this lack of flexibility of mind, paucity of imagination, deficit of curiousity in the youngest journalists appearing online. So cocksure, missing so much in their surety of the narrow education and restricted experience in their lives.
Atlantic: Should the U.S. Adopt Water Markets Like Australia’s to Solve the West’s Water
“Many droughts will occur. [snip] Many seasons in a long series will be fruitless.” My distant relation, ladies and germs.
The Hill: Bush says he’d ‘eliminate’ Citizens United.
“Calls to undo the Citizens United decision could be popular with New Hampshire voters turned off by political advertising, but it is unusual to hear from a Republican.” Hey, if the Right is splintered, go for the larger Center. Maybe he’s getting wise.
WaPo: Nobody involved in the Albright-Steinem-Clinton flap has much to be proud of.
But get this - “Take a moment to look closely at the chart below, pulled from a 2015 report compiled by the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics and the Higher Heights Foundation. Note the fact that a majority of white women — and white women alone — have backed the Republican presidential candidate each election since 2000.” My surprised italics.
Macworld: Switch from Facebook’s iOS app to Facebook on Safari to save battery life.
The Hill: Clinton hangs on in revised Iowa caucus results.
The Verge: Here’s how Twitter’s new algorithmic timeline is going to work.
“In any case, this will be the new Twitter by default — but you will be allowed to opt out of the new timeline, The Verge has confirmed.” Without some larger graphical indication of freshness, this is going to crash and burn. IMHO.