Because it's being embraced in Europe. And everyone knows that if the Europeans are doing it, it would be Un-American to suggest we do it, too.
Any day now I expect to see bumper stickers saying "The Metric System: Gateway to Sodomy".
The proximate issue is water -- but the real issue is money, or the will to find it and spend it to fix a serious issue. The problem is, that will doesn't seem to be forthcoming, and probably won't be until everything's dead and toxic dust is billowing toward Los Angeles.
Or from the state with the same GDP as Singapore.
Good and reassuring (for Google+ users) interview here regarding the future of Google's social media product. (TL;DR: Don't Panic.)
Oh, yeah, and some stuff on the new Photos app, which ... well, I will continue to make use of (as I did with Google+ Photos) to back up everything I take (now at larger sizes), but won't be overinvesting in curating of albums. Not for a while yet, anyway.
(Not that I seem to be all that successful / timely in curating my photos in Flickr ...)
More on Photos: http://techcrunch.com/2015/05/28/google-photos-breaks-free-of-google-now-offers-free-unlimited-storage/
More on other stuff Google announced today: http://lifehacker.com/all-the-important-stuff-google-announced-at-i-o-2015-1707454800
Folk have been schadenfreudenly poking fun at Texas for being so conservative and yet so struck down by massive rain and flooding. It turns out the answer is simple: only the evil parts of Texas were being smitten; all the virtuous parts avoided God's wrath.
Life is much easier, I guess, when you can attribute everything to God's favor or disfavor.
Are "Larks" (early to bed and early to rise) really better off than "Owls"? Here's an interesting look at the evidence.
(Obligatory Disclosure: I am, by nature, a Night Owl, even if I force myself up at 5 a.m. every weekday. Given my druthers, I'd be a 10-to-2 person.)
I speak, of course, about the Great Starbucks vs. Dunkin' Donuts Split.
I beg you -- think of the children.
This is kind of fun, if not actually meaningful. For the record, I am not a Republican Drummer (or Mechanic).My age does fall into the broad range given, though.
The fine was the maximum OSHA could charge DuPont, a many-multi-billion-dollar company for multiple counts of negligence that led to the death of four workers.
Because, of course, Congress couldn't possibly beef up penalties for lethal safety violations. It might cause some job-makers to not make as many jobs for people to die in.
Besides Mitt Romney, that is?
Dear GOP: You do not have to single-handedly compensate for the dearth of competition on the Democratic side of the ticket. Especially when the majority of the field is simply trying to out-zany each other with their appeal to the conservative base.
: Former New York governor George Pataki confirmed early Thursday that he would seek the 2016 Republican nomination for president in a video posted on his campaign's website.
Follow updates: https://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2016-us-elections/
(Actually, I'm kind of hoping someone does, because not a single one of the 20 is a viable candidate.)
Federal agriculture subsidies are encouraging continuation of drought-unsustainable agriculture in the American West. Not the solving the problem will be politically simple or economically painless -- but not facing the problem means it's just going to get worse.
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Artist Mitch O'Connell has posted his astonishingly large collection of 1970s embroidered patches. I hope somebody starts making them again!
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