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Byrna Self-Defense

Context Growing up, I watched the original Star Trek series on television. I remember being impressed with their weapons. A common statement before exchanging fire was, “Set phasers to stun.” That seemed like a futuristic means of self-defense. Having been exposed early in life to Quaker teachings, the idea of a non-lethal weapon for self-defense… Continue reading Byrna Self-Defense

How to cancel a MyChart QuickCare Telehealth Video Visit with UIHC — The number 319-384-8500 is not in service.

If you are experiencing a health emergency, call 911 and seek proper medical attention immediately. The document below is informational and for non-emergency situations only. Summary The number listed in MyChart for cancellation of a video consultation isn’t working and you may want to try 319-384-8442 instead. UPDATE: 15 Mar 2021 This issue described below… Continue reading How to cancel a MyChart QuickCare Telehealth Video Visit with UIHC — The number 319-384-8500 is not in service.

Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

I’m alerting everyone I know who uses QuickBooks about the email shown below. It is circulating as of 2 Mar 2021 going to current or former Intuit customers. If you receive the email, know that it is fake and don’t click on anything. You can delete it. I’ve used an image of the email below… Continue reading Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

The Silencing of Whistle Blowers and Critics

Whistle Blowers We all know the challenges that whistle blowers face. They risk having their reputations ruined by companies who have as their only defense an attack on those who reveal their harmful or illegal actions. Whistle blowers risk no longer having a career path since they are perceived to not have a strong loyalty… Continue reading The Silencing of Whistle Blowers and Critics

Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

In his article “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection,” [Wired 7 Jan 2021] Roger McNamee has asserted that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services intentionally promote incendiary content. He states, “the algorithmic amplification of extreme content is a business choice made in pursuit of profit.” Content that incites people will be… Continue reading Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

DOCUMENTARY: “The legacy of the Flint water crisis” (60 Minutes)

Video About the Video Six years ago, lead seeped into the tap water in Flint, Michigan, while state and local officials said everything was fine. Now, the same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint. Sharyn Alfonsi reports. About 60… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: “The legacy of the Flint water crisis” (60 Minutes)

DOCUMENTARY: The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020)

This video from VICE News examines how big-ag corporate factory farms create conditions that could incubate and spread the next big pandemic virus. (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020) At 5m 19s in the video, VICE News describes the NPPC as the National Pig Producers Council. It is actually the National Pork Producers Council. VICE News… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: The Next Pandemic Could Come From an American Factory Farm (VICE News, 11 Dec 2020)

Documentary: “Flint’s Deadly Water” — PBS FRONTLINE

About “An exclusive investigation into the side of the Flint story that few know about — an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease during the water crisis that continued to claim lives in the city five years later. A documentary that uncovers the extent of a deadly Legionnaires’ disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis — and… Continue reading Documentary: “Flint’s Deadly Water” — PBS FRONTLINE

Life without Apple after my Mac Mini computer crashed. (Podcast #52)

In Episode #52, I talk about life without Apple after my Mac Mini computer crashed. This episode coincidentally relates to episode #50 from a week ago where I talk about how we should have other computers available to work on in case a primary computer crashes. (17 Nov 2020) Listen using your favorite podcast service.… Continue reading Life without Apple after my Mac Mini computer crashed. (Podcast #52)

Tech Life: Overcoming the Dependence on Apple Products (Podcast #50)

In Episode #50, I share some thoughts about becoming less dependent on Apple devices and services. (3 Nov 2020) Listen using your favorite podcast service. Anchor [Listen] Apple [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click) the link and save. [Download]

Three unresolved tech industry needs: low cost, ease of use, and end-user upgrades or repairs. (Podcast #49)

In Episode #49, I talk about three unresolved tech industry needs: low cost, ease of use, and end-user upgrades or repairs. (28 Oct 2020) Listen using your favorite podcast service. Anchor [Listen] Apple [Listen] Google [Listen] Spotify [Listen] Listen Using the Anchor Player Below Listen Using Our Website Player You can also download the show. Tap (or right click)… Continue reading Three unresolved tech industry needs: low cost, ease of use, and end-user upgrades or repairs. (Podcast #49)

QUESTION: Is 5G safe, or is it dangerous? ANSWER: Both.

For many years, consumer protection groups, health organizations, and government agencies have been studying the potential risks of radio frequency (RF) emissions from electronics devices. Concerns about electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency (RF) emissions have resulted in strong opinions and views on either side of a growing debate, which has seen a resurgence as… Continue reading QUESTION: Is 5G safe, or is it dangerous? ANSWER: Both.