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A Whopping 91 Percent of Plastic Isn’t Recycled

"The prediction that by mid-century, the oceans will contain more plastic waste than fish, ton for ton, has become one of the most-quoted statistics and a rallying cry to do something about it."

Think about the amount of plastic products you use in a day. This really is mind boggling. 

 
 

PSA: Update to iOS 10.3.3 to fix serious wifi vulnerability allowing attacker complete control

Ben Lovejoy at 9to5Mac: 

"But what Nitay Artenstein of Exodus Intelligence discovered – and reported to Apple – was that it was able to exploit the issue to ‘run code in the main application processor.’ In other words, gain complete control of your device."

That's a pretty nasty vulnerability, patch as soon as you can!

 

Daring Fireball: Public Service Announcement: You Should Not Force Quit Apps on iOS

The only time I ever force quit an app is when it isn't working properly and I'm trying to get it to reload everything, otherwise I just let iOS do its thing.

 

Google introduces the feed, a personalized stream of news on iOS and Android - The Verge

Casey Newton at The Verge:

"You can’t follow individual publishers today, but publishers will surely clamor for it, and Google told me it will consider adding that feature eventually."

Why can't you follow individual sources? I'd think that's the prime feature you'd want in a feed reader.

Google arguably had one of the best, most popular feed readers, Google Reader, and they shut it down. There was even a social aspect to it, albeit limited. Why would anyone trust that this'll be around in a year?

 

Tangerine Adds Debit Card Support for Apple Pay | iPhone in Canada Blog

I've been a PC Financial customer for a very long time, but if they don't add dedit card support soon, I'll be switching. 

 
 
 

Fox News is trying to normalize collusion - Vox

"But Fox hosts also attempted to normalize Trump Jr.’s failed attempt at collusion, describing it as an example of routine opposition research. “How many lobbyists in Washington routinely meet with foreign agents who are seeking to influence American policy? ... That’s standard here and has been for a long time,” argued Tucker Carlson. “Always happens, and if anyone says it doesn’t, it’s a lie,” claimed Sean Hannity"

What is happening?

 

More than a million hens, filling barns at three per square foot. And yes, they're USDA Organic - Chicago Tribune

"The USDA allows Herbruck's and other large operations to sell their eggs as organic because officials have interpreted the word "outdoors" in such a way that farms that confine their hens to barns but add "porches" are deemed eligible for the valuable "USDA Organic" label. The porches are typically walled-in areas with a roof, hard floors and screening on one side."

I hate it when companies sidestep the spirit of something with loose semantics. Oh yes, screened in "porches" are totally what we meant when we said "outdoors" 🙄

 

Scientists Just Teleported a Photon from Earth to Orbit for the First Time

"This teleportation feat was announced as one of the first results of these experiments. Not only did the team teleport the first object ever from the ground to orbit, they also created the first satellite-to-ground quantum network, smashing the record for the longest distance for which entanglement has been measured."

The potentials and possibilities are exciting to think about.  

 

Majority in GOP think news media, colleges harm the USA - Axios

How do you view higher education as a bad thing?

 

Rubio ridicules Trump's Russia strategy - Axios

"While reality & pragmatism requires that we engage Vladimir Putin, he will never be a trusted ally or a reliable constructive partner.... Partnering with Putin on a "Cyber Security Unit" is akin to partnering with Assad on a "Chemical Weapons Unit.""

This is ridiculous. 

 

A Mesmerizing Look at Hummingbirds in Flight

This is so cool. Hummingbirds are so amazing. 

 
 

Why will Omar Khadr receive $10.5M? Because the Supreme Court ruled his rights were violated - Politics - CBC News

This is the only article I've seen on this subject that isn't just uninformed outrage.

 

Exclusive: Astonishing poll about Trump and media - Axios

"A stark poll by Survey Monkey finds that 89% of Republicans view President Trump as more trustworthy than CNN, and 91% of Democrats think the opposite."

How does anyone believe anything that comes out of Trump's mouth?! Has he ever uttered a single factual thing?

 

Minimum wage hike won’t bring ‘doom and gloom,’ economists say

“For years, we have heard that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs, raise prices and cause businesses to flee Ontario,” the letter says. “This is fear-mongering that is out of line with the latest economic research.”