Even the NY Times has recognized that mandatory recycling is a waste of resources. Reducing trash and recycling valuable waste is a good idea. But once again, a good idea gets perverted when it becomes public policy.
This is old but worth noting. An article in the Register, with the title Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster, someone complains that his picture was used without his permission. But it was him. So don’t feel bad if you think all hipster look the same.
Yes, I know another rant about lack of privacy. But it does matter.
Currently, as Mr. Sanger says, no hard-wired power-interruption switch is available on ANY portable electronic device I can think of off hand. […] Therefore, when you see an entire industry doing something bad, you must immediately follow the money. Clearly, there’s money being made from spying on customers and selling the data.
Read the whole thing.
I do not like powerpoint. I mostly avoid it in my classes for sound pedagogical reasons. It is useful for displaying images that supplement my lectures. This article discusses many of the issues I have with powerpoint and tells an interesting story, even if the title of the article is hyperbolic click-bait.
This is a useful—and, unfortunately, an increasingly necessary—skill. Read more.