SF New Mexican: Patients hit with fees amid health care consolidation.
Representatives of several of the state agencies that were contacted said consumers would be best served by asking whether out-of-pocket hospital-based service charges apply under their insurance plans before setting an appointment at a specialty clinic. Caveat emptor, never moreso than with health care.
Flightclub/Jalopnik: The Awesome R/C Plane Video That Pissed Off The FAA.
Hmmmph. I suspect proof skills/training may end up being required, along with insurance, for use over dense public areas. Most R/C’s don’t have cages around their propellers, and can easily cause personal injury. Imagine the outrage when a newbie takes a $600 drone purchased from Amazon and flies it over a local playground, loses control, and injures a child … all rendered in spectacular color footage.
ArtDaily: 3,300 year-old coffin found containing the belongings of a wealthy Canaanite.
“A rare artifact that was found next to the skeleton is an Egyptian scarab seal, encased in gold and affixed to a ring. The scarab was used to seal documents and objects. The name of the crown of Pharaoh Seti I, who ruled ancient Egypt in the thirteenth century BCE, appears on the seal.”
Adobe Blogs: Unable to Login to Lightroom mobile – Unexpected Sign in Failure – Solution
WaPo: France didn’t ban people from checking work e-mail after 6. This is why it should have.
ArtDaily: Rare Medieval knight’s sword provides cutting edge to Bonhams Sale.
“Fascinating to anyone who has studied weapons of this kind is a very similar sword which bears an inscription recording its entry into the Arsenal in the frontier city of Alexandria at the time of al-Malik Abu Nasr Shaikh al-Mu’ayyad in the year 1415 A.D. So it is not beyond the realms of the possible that the sword in the Bonhams sale also went Crusading. ”
NPR Interview: Robert Dawson, Author Of ‘The Public Library’.
Very pretty, certainly. I’d make a wager that the un-aesthetic public libraries, the ones that don’t get photographed, do the most good.
ArtDaily: Sale of Important Veteran, Vintage, and Commercial Vehicles and Automobilia.
Check out the ‘22 double-decker!
LA Times: Hollywood tries to win Christians’ faith.
“Religious moviegoers may be actively searching out more spiritually engaging content, but they remain on high alert for perceived distortions of biblical doctrine or any attempt at a bait and switch.” If they like Noah, it puts the lie to ‘bait and switch’. Magic sleeping draught herbs indeed ...
ArtDaily: Lost treasure found after almost 100 years - Wartski exhibits missing Fabergé egg.
“One of the eight missing imperial Faberge eggs will go on show in London after it was purchased by a scrap metal dealer in a flea market in the United States. London antique dealer Wartski said the man bought the egg a few years ago for about $14,000, completely unaware that it was worth about $33 million (24 million euros).” Now there’s a return on investment. I’d like to see the eventual provenance trace on this one.
Near 80 yesterday, and now we have a winter storm watch for northern NM. Weather’s moving in!
Later: Outtake, just before dark. Strange brown strip of clouds.
365/2: 102. Best seat in Galisteo, NM.
Our other plum tree is in full bloom. Sun is happy about it.
SciAm: Ohio Links Fracking to Earthquakes, Announces Tougher Rules.
“In the strongest wording yet from the state linking energy drilling and quakes, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) said that injecting sand, water and chemicals deep underground to help release oil and gas may have produced tremors in Poland Township last month.”
HiConsumption: The 10 Best Porsches of All Time.
Cool Blog Name To Come: The fuss over late-night hosts.
“You can say that late night became fossilized long ago, but even if we don’t watch these programs regularly, we get comfort from knowing they are on the air. Late night represents tradition, a powerful idea at a time when there seem to be few certainties.”
Re/code: The First Good News About the Heartbleed Bug Emerges.
“The more eyes we get on the problem, the more confident we will be that, in spite of a number of other ways the Heartbleed vulnerability was extremely bad, we may have gotten lucky and been spared the worst of the potential consequences.”
★ Reeder 2 for mac public beta 1.
CNet: Heartbleed coder admits ‘oversight’ but backs open source.
“… Seggelmann told British newspaper The Guardian that the bug’s eventual discovery shows the value of publically available open source code.” Ask everyone who’s had to clean up a hacked Wordpress site ...
Just FYI. I see it being bandied about as an alternative to OpenSSL.
WaPo: Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts.
Cisco Security Advisory: OpenSSL Heartbeat Extension Vulnerability in Multiple Cisco Products.
n+1: What Happened to Canada?
“What is happening in Canada is part of a much larger trend: the formidable disciplinary forces of late capitalism are exerting themselves everywhere, including in other western democracies, where governments are scaling back social programs while lavishing tax concessions and subsidies on industry. The European Union and the United States are similarly absorbing market shocks on behalf of business while allowing downturns to undermine the poor and working class.” Been wondering what the blazes is going on North of the border. Via wood s lot.
ArtDaily: The Greek Monsters come to New York City.
Aw, looks like fun.
Hey, my Spotify finally upgraded.
So ‘last week’, I know. Wow man … black. Still can’t make folders for organizing playlists. Meh.