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Why is Shaving with a Safety Razor Better? admin Sun, 2018-12-16 - 00:00

Why is Shaving with a Safety Razor Better?

Back in the day (before triple venti no foam lattes and cloud computing), things were simple, and simple worked well. The DE safety razor itself was a beautifully sculpted tool that was meant to last a lifetime. It reflected the integrity and purposefulness of the man who used it. So, it is no wonder that our modern age is longing to rediscover wet shaving.

Traditional Wet Shaving with a safety razor is one of the best ways to shave, hands down. West Coast Shaving walks you through 5 reasons why shaving with a safety razor is great.

* It is a Better Shave
* It is less Expensive
* It is Traditional
* It is Environmentally Friendly
* It is Enjoyable

See https://www.westcoastshaving.com/blogs/wet-shaving-and-grooming-blog/why-is-shaving-with-a-safety-razor-better

#traditionalwetshaving #shaving #wetshaving


Why is Shaving with a Safety Razor Better?
Back in the day (before triple venti no foam lattes and cloud computing), things were simple, and simple worked well. The DE safety razor itself was a beautifully sculpted tool that was meant to last a lifetime. It reflected the integrity and purposefulness of the man who used it. So, it is no wonder that our modern age is longing to rediscover wet shaving.
You can now subscribe to my blog posts via e-mail at https://mailchi.mp/8e13efeb48c4/gadgeteerza admin Sat, 2018-12-15 - 21:18

You can now subscribe to my blog posts via e-mail at https://mailchi.mp/8e13efeb48c4/gadgeteerza

I've created a mailing subscription list that will send out a once-daily digest of my posts at 23:00 GMT for the 24 hours preceding that. This will especially assist Google+ users after April 2019 where they have not found an alternative social media platform or do not follow my posts at the various other places I post at.

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SLOWLY brings the traditional pen friend experience to your smartphone - Android and iOS admin Sat, 2018-12-15 - 20:25

SLOWLY brings the traditional pen friend experience to your smartphone - Android and iOS

The app is created for those who yearn for meaningful conversations with people in the era of instant messaging. They hope to connect people around the world at a slower but better pace – one letter at a time.

Meet a new pen friend, seal your letter & place a stamp - start connecting with the world on SLOWLY! The farther away your pen friend lives, the longer it will take. Why rush through replies? Make your letter be worth the wait! A nickname & an avatar is all you need.

Matches are based on language & commonly interested topics. Practice a language, exchange thoughts on the same passion - the first letter is simply exciting! Save your memories & collect over 100 stamps: unlock them by meeting new pals, travelling to a new country, or logging into SLOWLY during festive seasons & events!

See https://www.getslowly.com/en/


SLOWLY - Write a letter to the world!
Match with someone that shares your passion, write a letter and collect stamps from around the world. Speak your mind...
I read 32 out of my planned 26 books for the year - 9,920 pages and my average rating was 3.6 admin Sat, 2018-12-15 - 20:08

I read 32 out of my planned 26 books for the year - 9,920 pages and my average rating was 3.6

The summary on Good Reads can be found at the link below with more interesting stats. I should still finish one more book at I am 60% complete with.

See https://www.goodreads.com/user/year_in_books/2018/4074804

#goodreads #reading


How To Fix Broken Ubuntu OS Without Reinstalling It

Posted on: Sat, 2018-12-15 - 17:42 By: admin

How To Fix Broken Ubuntu OS Without Reinstalling It

I've never had to do this but the information at the link below could be useful to keep somewhere in case.

See https://www.ostechnix.com/how-to-fix-broken-ubuntu-os-without-reinstalling-it/

#ubuntu


How To Fix Broken Ubuntu OS Without Reinstalling It - OSTechNix
This brief tutorial describes how to easily fix broken Ubuntu OS without losing data or without reinstalling it completely.

Porsche and BMW unveil EV charger that’s three times faster than Tesla’s - Giving you 100 km of range...

Posted on: Sat, 2018-12-15 - 17:34 By: admin

Porsche and BMW unveil EV charger that’s three times faster than Tesla’s - Giving you 100 km of range in just three minutes

A research group with members including Porsche and BMW has unveiled a new 450 kW charging station prototype in Germany (via New Atlas), which has a capacity of three times that of Tesla’s existing Superchargers. Supplying that much power means that the new station, built by the FastCharge research group, could supply around 100 km (62 miles) of range in just three minutes, or charge a BMW i3 from 10 to 80 percent in 15 minutes.

In contrast, Tesla’s Superchargers currently have a maximum capacity of 145 kW. However, FastCharge is unlikely to maintain this same lead for long: Tesla has already upgraded its network from 120 kW in the past, and it plans to increase the maximum capacity of its network to 250 kW next year.

See https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/14/18140868/fastcharge-porsche-bmw-450kw-electric-vehicle-charging-station

#EV


Porsche and BMW unveil EV charger that’s three times faster than Tesla’s
Giving you 100 km of range in just three minutes

Signal messaging app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Posted on: Sat, 2018-12-15 - 17:31 By: admin

Signal messaging app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban

Signal, one of the most secure messaging apps, essentially told Australia this week that its attempts to thwart strong crypto are rather cute.

"By design, Signal does not have a record of your contacts, social graph, conversation list, location, user avatar, user profile name, group memberships, group titles, or group avatars," Joshua Lund, a Signal developer wrote. "The end-to-end encrypted contents of every message and voice/video call are protected by keys that are entirely inaccessible to us. In most cases now we don’t even have access to who is messaging whom."

See https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/12/signal-to-australia-good-luck-with-that-crypto-ban/

#signal #australia


Signal app to Australia: Good luck with that crypto ban
Country's efforts to slow Signal and other apps is a "disappointing development."

The unfortunate tenacity of the most common piece of litter - over 750 million to 1,500 million pounds...

Posted on: Sat, 2018-12-15 - 17:28 By: admin

The unfortunate tenacity of the most common piece of litter - over 750 million to 1,500 million pounds of cigarette butt waste

Cigarette butts have the proud distinction of being the most common form of litter on America's beaches. Some 6 trillion cigarettes are manufactured on Earth each year, and between 750 million to 1,500 million pounds of cigarette butt waste — largely made of a plastic-like material called cellulose acetate — are ultimately flung to the ground annually, according to the World Health Organization.

To be fair, not all cigarettes are flung or flicked to the ground. Over a quarter of littered cigarette are stomped, while around 35 percent are "dropped with intent." Just one percent of smokers shoot for a receptacle, but like Shaq at the free-throw line, miss.

Dumping your waste on the ground, which is at best a lame and short-sighted activity, isn't some mindless, subconscious habit. It's a committed effort, explained Wes Schultz, a social psychologist who has diligently observed and researched the phenomenon of people's propensity to litter cigarettes.

"People know what they’re doing, but they choose to do it anyway," Schultz, a professor of psychology at California State University San Marcos, said in an interview. And it's quite common. In formal, peer-reviewed studies, Schultz and other researchers observed smokers littering cigarette butts a whopping 65 percent of the time.

"It's not a matter of convincing people not to do it," said Schultz. "It's a matter of making the trash disposal easy."

"There's a common misconception that the litter you see on beaches is from people smoking on beaches," Sherry Lippiatt, who works at NOAA's Marine Debris Program, said in an interview. Instead, rivers, storm drains, and the inexorable movement of things downriver brings someone's flicked cigarette butt to the beaches.

See https://mashable.com/article/most-common-litter-cigarette-butts/#kbEux6LqksqO

#cigarettes #litter


The unfortunate tenacity of the most common piece of litter
"People know what they’re doing, but they choose to do it anyway."

More Than 1,000 Institutions Are Now Divesting From Fossil Fuels

Posted on: Sat, 2018-12-15 - 17:21 By: admin

More Than 1,000 Institutions Are Now Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The global divestment movement has celebrated an important milestone this week as it now boasts more than 1,000 institutions around the world worth almost $8 trillion which have committed to divesting from fossil fuels.

Global grassroots climate movement 350.org announced on Thursday that, with the announcement at the end of November by France’s public sector pensions manager Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC) that it would no longer invest in companies that make more than 10% of their business from coal, the total number of institutions committing to divestment had reached 1,000. In addition to CDC, three other commitments helped push the movement over the 1,000 mark, including AG2R la mondiale, Australian Vision Super Fund, and Brandeis University.

“This movement started to send a clear message to the fossil fuel industry that we would not sit by while they profited by selling fuels that cause climate breakdown. It’s not just about the bottom-line, it’s also about their reputations in the public square. The scale of this movement shows that selling products that you know cause climate change is not acceptable, and nor is investing in them.”

See https://cleantechnica.com/2018/12/14/more-than-1000-institutions-are-now-divesting-from-fossil-fuels/

#fossilfuels #oil


More Than 1,000 Institutions Are Now Divesting From Fossil Fuels | CleanTechnica
The global divestment movement has celebrated an important milestone this week as it now boasts more than 1,000 institutions around the world worth almost $8 trillion which have committed to divesting from fossil fuels

NanoStudio 2 for iOS could be the end-to-end iOS music production app you’ve been waiting for

Posted on: Sat, 2018-12-15 - 17:17 By: admin

NanoStudio 2 for iOS could be the end-to-end iOS music production app you’ve been waiting for

NanoStudio 2 is designed for end-to-end music production, taking you from the ideas stage through to a final master. Although you can use AUv3 plugins, NanoStudio 2 can also function perfectly well as a wholly self-contained app, giving you a couple of impressive-looking new devices to work with.

NanoStudio 2 is an iPad exclusive to begin with, priced at £28.99/$29.99. A universal version that works on iPhone and is optimised for the iPad Pro will arrive in 2019, along with more features such as a convolution reverb and linear audio tracks in the sequencer.

See https://www.musicradar.com/news/nanostudio-2-could-be-the-end-to-end-ios-music-production-app-youve-been-waiting-for

#nanostudio


NanoStudio 2 could be the end-to-end iOS music production app you’ve been waiting for
The reborn mobile studio features a new synth, drum sampler and much more
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