Race could play a role in the recall election for governor of California.
It might not be in the way you imagine. When five white men, one white woman, and Larry Elder are the candidates, what sentence won’t you see in the New York Times?
It reads, “For the first time, we have a chance to elect either a woman or a black man as California’s governor.”
That’s because Republican voters need a truly amazing reason to vote Republican, and diversity is not always diverse unless it’s Democrat.
GOP candidates need either fame or notoriety. Those are the only solutions…
Surges follow the relaxation of COVID precaution. It takes about eight weeks to show itself. The United Kingdom started its reopening on April 12.
California and New York threw their doors open a little more than a week ago. Recent reports make that choice seem misguided.
The UK’S new Delta-Variant surge should come as no surprise. On Wednesday, the UK reported:
Scotland says there were 3000 new cases of Delta today. That breaks the record. Hospitals are fine for now.
Church ladies wield a special, very traditional sort of love.
Though this version of random affection is more likely to happen in the South, our story is set in San Francisco.
She was a lady who crossed the road near the place where I take the sun.
That is to say, she was a black lady who crossed the road near the place where I take the sun.
Five minutes later, she pops around the corner of the building, gets closer to me than most dare, and says, “Can I give you five dollars?”
I heard each word, but I…
It is about twenty past one antemeridian.
I sit on SunBench West, about two blocks down McAllister from the original SunBench, at the corner of Lyon.
The original SunBench is where I catch some rays, as Sol shines on it all day.
A man leaves the flat to my right and walks to the curb. I assume he awaits an Uber or a Lyft.
A car pulls up, and he speaks to the driver. I figure he is showing his vax card as he wears no mask.
Mark Zuckerberg has been on the front page of newspapers so often you’d think his last name was Times.
I decided to look into it — the coverage seemed a bit excessive. After all, how problematic could Facebook be?
I typed the iconic company’s name into my favorite search engine.
What I saw sparked an involuntary impersonation of a scene from the classic rom-com Roxanne, which starred Steve Martin.
His character stops to read a local newspaper, then expresses his horror at the front-page headlines.
He screams, then quickly shoves the newspaper back from whence it came and flees.
Want to FaceTime 32 people as if you were on Zoom? Apple’s got your back.
Do you want to get directions to Starbucks via augmented reality when you point your camera at any element of the scenery around you? Done
And COVID-style date nights will get just a bit cozier when SharePlay gets official soon.
It’s all part of Apple’s plan to become all the best things.
I was like millions of people worldwide in 2020— I upgraded to the iPhone 12 Pro.
Apple made every part of the tool we love a lot better.
The chip was head and…
A recent leak of Apple Computer's confidential memos reveals that it will test both jabbed and unjabbed employees for COVID-19.
It will test the latter more often.
President Biden’s vaccine mandate orders companies larger than 100 employees to test employees or accept fines of up to $14,000 for each violation of the new rule.
Apple has pushed back their mandatory return to the office until January 2022 at the minimum with a month’s notice before the return to office order goes live.
Despite being part of a confidential all-hands meeting at Apple, internal memos from Apple Chairman and CEO Tim…
Our leaders gave their orders.
Their answer to COVID is vaccination.
Though the vaccines don’t guarantee immunity, jabbed people assume other jabbed people won’t get them sick.
So far not even Gibraltar, with nearly 100% vaccination, is surge-free.
They injected more people sooner than most other countries.
Israel deployed a booster and plans for a fourth shot. Eight thousand cases a day is the average. Sometimes it is more than ten thousand — a disturbing trend.
In June, Israel was down to 12 cases per day.
They report that their R-value, which is the number that indicates how many people…
When I saw my contacts on Telegram, I was relieved they were on my side.
They seem so dangerous COVID probably quarantines to avoid them. Here I thought I was cutting edge only to learn that compared to them I could barely spell knife. Facebook owns both WhatsApp and Instagram.
Privacy does not seem like Facebook’s jam.
People who care about completely encrypted comms for a specific reason are like to have those reasons going forward.
A global pandemic is as good a time as any to become serious about your privacy.
The interface is minimal and clean.
They hide the secrets inside books.
Songs, poems, paintings will nourish you if you can solve for the one element that matters most. I am still a newcomer. I have only been serious about the guitar for around even or eight months.
If you play every day with goal-free intention, strange moments happen.
You remember that you betrayed a trust you had in yourself.
You knew you would never keep your word. You would try to make the promise, while another part of your brain would try to make a break for it. …