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The mooted class action lawsuit over this battery use throttling was truly ridiculous. It might have had a leg to stand on if the device was being slowed constantly, or even when plugged into mains power. But it wasn’t. All the software was doing was trying to retain capacity to perform the phone’s core function – making and receiving phone calls. How anyone can make a case that they have been financially disadvantaged by this is beyond me.
After Apple confessed that they’re slowing down your old iPhones (for good reasons), they’re now releasing an iOS update that allows you to turn off the battery throttling feature. 🔋📱

Although, they don’t recommend it.
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We can’t stop laughing at this BBC reporter who keeps getting mobbed by lemurs during a cross

Blessed. Either that or perhaps eating those mangoes whilst the cameraman got ready was ill conceived …
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It’s not easy being a reporter, as BBC News’ Alex Dunlop found out. Dunlop was doing his darndest to put together a report on the animals at Banham Zoo in Norfolk but the cheeky buggers were making his life incredibly difficult. For his part, the reporter seemed to build an affinity with the ani…
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The Simple Illogic Of The Tax Bill

Before you accept the BCA’s assertion that a cut in the corporate tax rate is what’s needed to kick-start the economy, take the time to read this. As usual, John T Harvey nails how it really works.
Want to raise profits and employment? Create a tax plan that increases middle and lower class incomes so they can go to the store and buy stuff. Want to just raise profits? Do what just happened in Washington.
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BHP proves it’s time to take ‘coal’ out of the Coalition

Rob Burgess says the government has its power policy back-to-front. But being back-to-front is entirely consistent with every other decision and ideological position this government takes. Focusing on the fiscal balance whilst the economy goes to hell. Letting millions of hours of human labour go to waste everyday. Cutting penalty rates and keeping downward pressure on wages and wondering why retail sales are in a slump. Going on about a transitioning economy but cutting education and wrecking the NBN.

It’s all completely backwards. This government treats the money it alone can issue as if it’s finite, and the real and irreplaceable physical resources in the nation as if they’re infinite.
The government’s one-eyed support for coal-fired power is not only contradicted by technology and economics, but now by mining giant BHP as well.
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How MYEFO masks Deception and Ignorance – The AIM Network

I know I bang on about this stuff, but only because it’s so damned important.
Scott Morrison’s MYEFO released today and his speech outlining his government’s “achievements” leaves one breathless for its ignorance, its deception and his own arrogance. Morrison’s ability to waffle and sound convincing knows no bounds, yet he speaks such rubbish in macroeconomic terms,…
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CDC gets list of forbidden words: Fetus, transgender, diversity

Unbelievable. This is some kind of pre-Enlightenment madness.

In a strange coincidence, we’ve just watched the episode of The Handmaid’s Tale where Offrid is surprised by the Doctor’s use of the forbidden word ‘infertile’…
Agency analysts have been told to avoid these seven banned words and phrases in budget documents.
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The Hard Math Behind Bitcoin’s Global Warming Problem

This is a really good article, focusing on why Bitcoin works the way it does, but without being so technical it’s inaccessible to the layperson. More importantly, it explores the real world implications of mining Bitcoin. Highly recommended.
Current trends say generating new bitcoins will use all the power in the world by 2020. That might not happen, but the technical issues aren’t going away.
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