Monday, September 05, 2016

Someone has to deal with the zombies!  Typhoid Mary was the only one of many typhoid carriers to be confined.  Perhaps the others had better lawyers?
Catherine J. Frompovich writes:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention literally has overstepped its authority in proposing to grant itself powers that obviously negate any rights U.S. citizens thought they had by issuing the Proposed Rule “Control of Communicable Diseases” on August 15, 2016 wherein CDC will self-invest itself with the power to apprehend healthy people en masse and detain them indefinitely with NO process of appeal!
That mammoth proposed rule is published in the Federal Register [Federal Register Number: 2016-18103] online at this website.  Before you read it, I suggest taking a very stiff shot of vodka or scotch, because you won’t believe what you read that is being proposed for what is supposed to be a non-communist country and its people, the USA!
But, the CDC wants to hear your comments about the proposed rule, as if it really cares.  Citizens should file your comments at this website before October 14, 2016!  Officially, it’s Comment No. CDC-2016-0068-0001.
Read more on Natural Blaze.

Tools for fearful parents?
Using Technology to Protect From Mass Shootings

Interesting, but rather expensive.  Would your insurer pay some of this?
New devices allow any vehicle to transmit alerts for help after accidents
by Sabrina I. Pacifici on Sep 4, 2016 – “…Devices like the Automatic Pro can bring almost any vehicle—even a jalopy you bought when *NSYNC was popular—into the smartphone age.  They look like USB thumb drives and plug into the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD-II) port found in almost every almost every car sold in America since 1996.  These ports are often hidden under the steering wheel, but aren’t too hard to find with a bit of googling and a flashlight.  Installing one of these yourself won’t void your warranty.  Car geeks have long used them to reveal secrets about the engine and get feedback on driving habits.  Insurance companies sometimes use them to offer discounts for cautious drivers.  Now the latest ones come with a cellular internet connection and GPS, making them much more useful to every car owner…”

Smartphone apps now account for half the time Americans spend online
Here’s a stat that’s sure to worry Google: smartphone applications now account for half the time that U.S. users spend online, up from 41 percent back in July 2014, according to a new report from comScore.  And when you add tablet applications into the mix, that figure rises to nearly 60 percent.
The new milestone was achieved this July, the report says, and is a testament to our increasing reliance on native mobile applications to deliver us the information we need, as well as the entertainment and distractions we crave – things we used to turn to the web for, in previous years.
This shift towards apps is exactly why Google has been working to integrate the “web of apps” into its search engine, and to make surfacing the information hidden in apps something its Google Search app is capable of handling.   
   In terms of which apps are most popular, a prior comScore report offers some insight.
The list of top apps by unique visitors is dominated today by the big players, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Pandora, Snapchat and newcomer Pokémon Go.
   The latest report from Sensor Tower indicates that Pokémon Go has now surpassed 180 million downloads worldwide, and the average U.S. iOS user is playing the game for 32 minutes per day.  It’s also raking in over $4 million in net revenue daily.

For Math teachers & tutors.
How to Solve Math Equations Using Microsoft OneNote
   To use the new feature, you just need to create a new note and and write the equation on the screen.  From there, OneNote will automatically convert the equation to text and solve it.
While just the ability to solve equations using a note taking app is cool on its own, it will also break it down and show you how to solve it.

Jump while you can.
10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time
These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers.  There is no way to tell how long they will be free.  These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now…

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