I was looking for a new battery charger that could make some sense and some better use of my large mishmash of rechargeable AA batteries. I thought I knew what I was looking for until I found this page...

I ended up getting the Zanflare C4 to replace my ailing and discontinued La Crosse BC700.

"This dramatic shift towards bigger and heavier cars has led to a doubling of the share of SUVs over the last decade. As a result, there are now over 200 million SUVs around the world, up from about 35 million in 2010, accounting for 60% of the increase in the global car fleet since 2010. Around 40% of annual car sales today are SUVs, compared with less than 20% a decade ago."

And it's not just America.

Regulation is necessary and while I can see it coming into play in Europe, it's hard to imagine it coming to the U.S. Although, perhaps strong incentives for efficient vehicles could perhaps help.

Lizzo - Batches & Cookies - I can't believe this is already six years old!

"If accepted at the time, the design would have likely revolutionized architecture. [And] It wasn't just length or style that set da Vinci's bridge apart. It also had safety features unheard of at the time."

Nifty macOS Catalina feature

"Click the Markup button in MacOS and there's a new button that will send images and documents over to your iPhone or iPad so you can mark it up with your fingers or an Apple Pencil (and changes are reflected in real time on the Mac's screen)."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/macos-10-15-catalina-the-ars-technica-review/4/#h1

Sahan Journal

[Sahan Journal] aim[s] to chronicle the struggles, successes and transformations of Minnesota’s new Americans, whose stories are often overlooked by traditional news organizations. As Minnesota becomes more diverse, Sahan will bring the stories of these immigrant groups to the mainstream, with the skill and deftness that they deserve.

Via a mechanism similar to the ability of the Axolotl salamander to regenerate limbs, human cartilage in extremities has a greater ability to recover from injuries than cartilage in other parts of the body. This is thought to explain why osteoarthritis is rarely as severe in the ankles than the knees or the hips.

Ellen DeGeneres uses her elevated status to *endorse* a person who does *bad* things.

Tracklist:

Middath – The Jam

Infinity Ink – Too Strong (Radio Slave Remix)

Alex Kennon – The Lover

Raumakustik – Animal

Federico Grazzini – Purple Fur

Pete Graham & Marc Spence – Culture

Dennis Cruz – Insane

Cour T. – Joke Jungle

Frankly Watts & Steady Rock – Ghetto Freestyle

Gettoblaster ft. Fuzzy Cufflinxx – Excited

Claude VonStroKE & ZDS ft. KE – Comments

Psychemagik – Rattlesnake

Dennis Quin – Twerkolater

ID – ID

Emery Warman – Bonesaw

David Keno – Resonate

“There was a time when the 3,000 miles was a good guideline,” said Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for the car site Edmunds.com. “But it’s no longer true for any car bought in the last seven or eight years.”  

Oil chemistry and engine technology have improved to the point that most cars can go several thousand more miles before changing the oil, Mr. Reed said. A better average, he said, would be 7,500 between oil changes, and sometimes up to 10,000 miles or more.

Nothing will ruin a pleasant drive quicker than the sight brake lights coming towards you on the highway. Miles ahead, someone or something has spooked the bejeezus out of traffic and now you're about to pay for it with your free time. The mighty flow of America's highways is about to be plugged by you and a couple hundred of your closest strangers.  

The next time a traffic jam's iron grip has you in its clutch, you can at least take heart knowing that scientists have figured out why they happen and who's to blame...

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cornpone, 8 years ago:

Last nite while working at the golf range. I sold Old LF user, maggie, a bucket of golf balls.  

I recognized her because fb had suggested her as a friend a while back. the mutual friends were glitch and jones, maybe clu.  

anywho, it's a small small internet."

Sculptor Judith Klausner has been carving classically- and Victorian-inspired cameos out of Oreo cookies. Her most recent series -- From Scratch -- explores traditional handicrafts using mass-produced, packaged foods as her medium. In addition to the Oreo cameos, she has embroidered a fried egg onto toast, cross-stitched Chex cereal, and more!

Media Matters for America will document and correct conservative misinformation in each news cycle. Media Matters for America will monitor cable and broadcast news channels, print media and talk radio, as well as marginal, right-wing websites that often serve as original sources of misinformation for well-known conservative and mainstream media outlets.     this site is not fighting fire with fire. it's fighting it with water. the best way to combat lies is truth.  

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