· Aug 2, 2016 at 3:29 pm
Peeps, since I’m on a late 2000s kick music wise today, here’s a like-we-did-it-all-summer-long jam for ya.
I could listen to Phoenix for hours. It’s some of the cleanest, tightest, melodic-est (I don’t care if that’s not a word), stuff you’ll find from this era.
I love how the lyrics are obviously telling a story in cryptic form. That’s fun though because then we get to attach our own meanings to it.
“Girlfriend, you know your girlfriend’s drifting away. Past and present, 1855 to 1901.”
Get the Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album. It’s divine from start to finish. Fold it, peeps.
· Aug 2, 2016 at 9:30 am
Apple has a complicated relationship with the 2-in-1 computing device. The company has shied away from describing its iPad lineup — even the wondrously expensive iPad Pro with its keyboard and stylus — as a convertible machine in the same language as competitors Microsoft and Lenovo market Surface and Yoga Tab products. Still, Apple wants customers to think of its tablets as more capable than extra-large smartphones. Now, a new iPad Pro ad out today makes the argument as transparently as possible.
I use my iPad Pro for everything but programming, photo management, and bill paying. Seriously. Most days I don’t even open my MacBook Air unless I’m at work.
I went all out, too, and got the iPad’s keyboard and pencil.
· Aug 2, 2016 at 8:59 am
Monsanto created dicamba-resistant soybeans (and cotton) in an effort to stay a step ahead of the weeds. The strategy of planting Roundup-resistant crops and spraying Roundup to kill weeds isn’t working so well anymore, because weeds have evolved resistance to glyphosate. Adding genes for dicamba resistance, so the thinking went, would give farmers the option of spraying dicamba as well, which would clear out the weeds that survive glyphosate.
There was just one hitch in the plan. A very big hitch, as it turned out. The Environmental Protection Agency has not yet approved the new dicamba weedkiller that Monsanto created for farmers to spray on its new dicamba-resistant crops. That new formulation of dicamba, according to Monsanto, has been formulated so that it won’t vaporize as easily, and won’t be as likely to harm neighboring crops. If the EPA approves the new weedkiller, it may impose restrictions on how and when the chemical may be used.
But, Monsanto went ahead and started selling its dicamba-resistant soybeans before this herbicide was approved. It gave farmers a new weed-killing tool that they couldn’t legally use.
I can understand not wanting to wait for approval but Monsanto is so big, it just does what it wants.