When a tool that’s supposed to protect you backfires
‘Doors unlocked on Jaime Zapata’s $160K armored Chevy Suburban
When U.S. special agent Jaime Zapata was shot dead one year ago on a notorious stretch of highway in central Mexico, he was driving a $160,000 armored Chevy Suburban, built to exacting government standards, designed to defeat high-velocity gunfire, fragmentation grenades and land mines.
‘But the vehicle had a basic, fatal flaw.
‘Forced off the road in a well-coordinated ambush, surrounded by drug cartel gunmen brandishing AK-47s, Zapata and his partner, Victor Avila, rolled to a stop. Zapata put the vehicle in park.
‘The door locks popped open…’
Proposed Bill Would Expose Fake Ads
‘Women have wrinkles, pores and curves. And there’s a movement across the world to make sure advertisers can no longer pretend otherwise.
‘Now, that movement has come to Arizona.
‘House Bill 2793, proposed by Rep. Katie Hobbs, D-Phoenix, would require advertisers who alter or enhance a photo to put a disclaimer on that ad alerting customers that “Postproduction techniques were made to alter the appearance in this advertisement. When using this product, similar results may not be achieved.”
‘The bill has little to no chance of success. But Hobbs said that’s OK.
‘”We just wanted to bring it to the table and start a discussion,” she said. “We need to bring attention to these body-image issues, especially with young girls. Girls need to know that they don’t have to look perfect.”…’
Antibiotics Do Not Cure Sinusitis
I have used expensive 2nd generation antibiotics for Rhinosinusitis. So I was duped.
‘Antibiotics provide little help to people with sinus infections, according to a study released Tuesday which suggested doctors are prescribing the drugs too often.
‘The study appearing in Wednesday’s Journal of the American Medical Association found that using the common antibiotic amoxicillin for patients with acute uncomplicated rhinosinusitis “did not result in a significant difference in symptoms compared to patients who received placebo.”
‘”Patients don’t get better faster or have fewer symptoms when they get antibiotics,” said Jay Piccirillo of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, the study’s senior author.
“‘Our results show that antibiotics aren’t necessary for a basic sinus infection — most people get better on their own.”…’
Drop a Love Bomb on Someone You Love
This might be a bit late but what’s the harm
‘Here at Mozilla, we like to drop “love bombs” on our favorite friends and colleagues. To reward great work and show we care.
‘The good folks at the Mozilla Hackasaurus team have taken it a giant step further. As part of their ongoing mission to make webmaking fun and easy for the planet, they’ve created this lovely “Love Bomb Builder” protototype. Making and sending hand-crafted love bombs has never been simpler! (See Jess Klein’s “On Inspiration and Lovebombs.”)…’
Home Repairs You Should Know How to Do Yourself
‘Few things will sour a homeowner’s disposition faster than a stopped up toilet or runaway faucet drip, and that’s just bathroom and kitchen stuff.
‘Roll up your sleeves and take a few minutes to master five home repairs that you can do yourself without dangerous tools or complicated instructions. Even though spending a few hours regularly on DIY home maintenance and repairs may never become your hobby of choice, knowing how to perform a few simple fixes will keep your costs down and help get the work done on your schedule instead of your contractor’s…’