Time. He grew old faster than he was young. When morning came, it took so long to roll his legs off the edge of the bed, that he couldn’t always remember when he was young. He was living slowly, and aging fast. He watched the bodies of his enemies, floating down the river; but, it was the bodies of his friends and lovers that he didn’t want to see. He never closed his eyes without…
Full Cover Face Shield. The face shield I have been wearing is an improvement over tight fitting and hot cloth masks; but,  the shield was unwieldy and could only be used with one hat. So, after looking around, I found this shield that has a slot for the brim of any one of my baseball hats. I have quite a collection of them. In fact, I prefer visors, and this should also fit them. For…
It was recently announced that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to host the Secretariat of the new Global Partnership on AI (GPAI). The GPAI consists of a collection of countries (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, Slovenia, UK and USA) along with the European Union. It aims to “guide the responsible development and use of AI, grounded in human rights, inclusion, diversity, innovation, and economic…
Justified outrage over the killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans is prompting overdue efforts to address police brutality and other law enforcement practices impacting communities of color. But the legacy of racism that blights our criminal justice system also creates inequities in our society more broadly, and the nationwide protests have served as clarion calls for reassessing how both we as individuals and our institutions can better promote civil rights, equity, and inclusion.…
Every so often, we replace our smartphones with a new model. It may take several days to reinstall all the apps and move data over to the new device. For us, it is a good time to clean up apps we don’t use or data we don’t need. Transferring messages from one device to the other is a task most users fixate on. How you move those messages varies based on the device being retired…
Face Shield Versus Mask. The medical scientists tell us that, as long as your face is covered and goes below the chin, face shields are just as protective as masks. I have a real problem with cloth masks in the Florida heat, and many people have a problem with the claustrophobic effect. In addition, as I have written before, you can see the face and inflections. In my view, an impervious plastic surface is…

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