I went to claim my user name at Beats Music and saw that they’re progressive in their form labels. Good show.
Fracking Victim Sued for Defamation After Proving Drinking Water Flammable
In 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that Range Resource’s drilling activities at a nearby fracking project had contaminated Lipsky’s well. Lipsky can light thewater coming out of his well on fire.
On Oct. 10, the Fort Worth Court of Appeals ruled that Range Resources could move forward with their defamation suit against Lipsky, based in part on accusations that Lipsky is misleading the public about being able to set his water on fire.
Range Resources spent millions of dollars putting on a one-sided case for the Railroad Commission, attacking all of the EPA’s findings.
The EPA’s move hurt the Lipskys since it gave the appearance that the EPA had made a mistake. Why else would a regulatory agency back down when lives are at risk? However the EPA has never retracted their findings that proved Range Resources had contaminated Lipsky’s well.
Lipsky is saddled with legal bills and the expense of trucking in drinking water from a nearby town. He worries about his future, since his dream house has been devalued. He also worries about his neighbors living under the threat of a catastrophic gas explosion …
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There is no way that Fracking is safe. We will find out the extent of the damage in time and by then it may be too late to do anything about it. Oh, and in the meantime, it uses far more water than previously believed.
Apple Needs to Make a Stylus
As a result of changes in the iPad Air’s screen, we were disappointed to find current model of Pogo Connect is not compatible with the iPad Air. However, we’d like to invite you to keep abreast of current development work with Pogo Connect.
So what has changed in the iPad Air?
The touch sensor used in the iPad Air works at a much higher frequency than previous models of iPad. The difference is enough to prevent the hardware in our pressure sensor from working correctly. Although we will continue to investigate, it does not appear that a firmware update can remedy this hardware incompatibility.
Unfortunately I discovered this today after deciding to give up on the Jot Script. I’m hoping they figure this out but I’m betting it’s going to be another $20 to get a new one like I just did this summer to get their firmware upgradeable version. This is why Apple needs to solve this problem. 3rd-party makers can never stay ahead of what Apple will do next.
From the Adotnit Jot Script Evernote Edition. Only pairs with Penultimate but works as a plain stylus in Paper. I like the tip a lot and it’s the closest I’ve felt to real writing after trying so many of these. I think most of my complaints are with Penultimate.
My Reaction to the New iPad Air
- It is small. So small, in fact, that it is hard to believe it’s the same screen size as my iPad 3.
- It is light. This is one of those things that you have to just feel for yourself to really appreciate it. When I handed it to my wife she looked a little puzzled and said “I though the new Minis didn’t come out until later.”
- It is fast. Boot time is easily half as long as with my iPad 3. Plants vs. Zombies 2 loads up in about 2 seconds.
- It is much more usable. I can hold it in one hand for longer than a few seconds. All of a sudden activities like long-form reading or drawing in Paper are more realistic.
- Restoring from iCloud stinks. Every single one of my user names and passwords were gone. I have 2-step verification turned on for most of my services which means I’ve spent the last 5 hours getting it back to where I want it. Apple has a lot of work to do in this regard.
Burglars Return Loot To Group That Helps Sex Assault Victims
The burglar (or burglars) who broke into the offices of the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sexual Assault Services on July 31 and stole several computers and monitors apparently had a change of heart after finding out that the people at the agency help victims of sexual violence.
The next night, someone returned the stolen goods and also left behind a note, as the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and local news outlets report. The note’s message:
"We had no idea what we were takeing. Here your stuff back. We hope that you guys can continue to make a difference in peoples live. God bless."
(Photo courtesy of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services)
Honor amongst thieves
Sony DSC-RX100M2 on Flickr.
I just got my new RX100 M2 and this is my first shot. I’m standing in the middle of a driving lane so I didn’t take a long time to frame the shot and I’m just now seeing the lamp-post-turned-hood-ornament but, my poor technique notwithstanding, I’m impressed. Not only in the extremely accurate color but in the details beyond the focal-point of the shot.
The Apple.com home page has looked so wrong to me that I thought for sure it was a mistake and would be corrected soon. But after weeks of this strange new layout, I’m pretty sure that they’ve done this intentionally. And I can not get over how bad this looks. Those 4 thumbnails are way too wide and throw off the overall balance of a page that Apple has so-long perfected.