NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/your-money/how-to-rant-productively.html Hmmm I'm not sure I agree with any of this … #metoo, parklandsurvivors, US revolution, etc etc  ranting is a good … only if you do it right if wrong … lose job/friendships/marriage follow four rules Do. Not. Send. if even the tiniest shadow of a doubt about whether or not you should really send … Continue reading NYT – A 4-Step Guide to Ranting Productively

NYT – How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/well/how-to-age-well-and-stay-in-your-home.html What adaptations are needed to assure our safety and comfort to age "well in place" a helpful, comprehensive yet not overwhelming book, "Age in Place: A Guide to Modifying, Organizing, and Decluttering Mom and Dad's Home," by Lynda G. Shrager "It's cheaper to stay in your home, even if you have to make some renovations … Continue reading NYT – How to Age Well and Stay in Your Home

WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/anatole-katok-mathematician-who-explored-chaos-theory-dies-at-73/2018/05/09/09516a6c-50d5-11e8-84a0-458a1aa9ac0a_story.html?utm_term=.f2c917abdba2 American mathematician, Anatole Katok, a leader in the theoretical exploration of dynamical systems - a subject treating the way complex aspects of the real world change and develop over time, died April 30 at a medical center in Danville, Pa at 73 was director of the Center for Dynamics and Geometry at Pennsylvania State … Continue reading WaPo – Anatole Katok, mathematician who explored chaos theory, dies at 73

WSJ – Pension-Fund Adviser Urges No Votes Against Three on Tesla Board

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pension-fund-adviser-urges-no-votes-against-three-on-tesla-board-1525875876  I won't hide my disdain for Elon Musk  CtW Investment Group has encouraged Tesla sharholders to vote against three of the company's directors  Kimbal Musk, brother of Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk venture capitalist Antonio Gracias James Murdoch CtW works with union-sponsored pension funds CtW, which did something similar with Equifax last month (amusing…considering a prior CFO … Continue reading WSJ – Pension-Fund Adviser Urges No Votes Against Three on Tesla Board

WaPo – Container gardening – The rules to know, and the rules to break

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/container-gardening-the-rules-to-know-and-the-rules-to-break/2018/05/07/07c20efe-4a31-11e8-9072-f6d4bc32f223_story.html?utm_term=.da0e11f16ce8 https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/how-to-care-for-your-succulent-garden/2016/04/12/709ebbc6-fc2b-11e5-886f-a037dba38301_story.html?utm_term=.60636993f877 May is the month to assemble pots and containers for the rest of the growing season popular formula for composing a garden in a pot is to observe the mantra of "thriller, filler, spiller." single upright specimen (thriller) annuals that trail over the lip (spiller) others that fill the remaining gaps (filler) any … Continue reading WaPo – Container gardening – The rules to know, and the rules to break

WaPo – The United States is way behind other countries on robot ‘readiness’

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/04/23/the-united-states-is-way-behind-other-countries-on-robot-readiness-report-says/?utm_term=.889e5a38569a https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180423005873/en/ABB-Economist-Launch-Automation-Readiness-Index-Global United States lags behind other countries in readiness placing ninth on a ranking of 25 advanced economies according to a new report from Swiss technology company ABB South Korea, Singapore, Germany and Canada are better prepared graded the nations on three main categories: innovation environment -money spent on research and development school policies … Continue reading WaPo – The United States is way behind other countries on robot ‘readiness’

WaPo – Amazon is reportedly building a home robot

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2018/04/23/amazon-is-reportedly-building-a-home-robot-an-expert-explains-how-close-we-are-to-the-jetsons/?utm_term=.866da780d6d6 Amazon.com has set in motion a "top-secret" plan to build a robot for the home, according to a report from Bloomberg  run out of Lab 126 Known as "Vesta," the domestic robot project could result in a purchasable product as early as next year could behave like a "mobile Alexa," prototypes of the robot include … Continue reading WaPo – Amazon is reportedly building a home robot