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Internet News Reviews – The News As I See It – June 8, 2018

It’s hard to read much of anything and then write about what little I’ve read to publish as Internet news reviews. It’s all about trying to get things done before I leave the Philippines next week.

I won’t bother to repeat things I’ve said before. My mouth is minus three more teeth and that’s all I’ll say about that. I wanted to get a haircut today, just a trim really, but the weather didn’t want to cooperate. It’s raining.

Internet News: Facebook Troubles

The more I get involved with things on Facebook, the less I like it. Apparently, I’m not the only one who feels that way. Let’s forget about the fact that it’s slower than molasses on anything but a mobile device. I use my laptop more often than anything else and Facebook is excruciatingly slow on it. I think the app on my phone does most of the heavy lifting on that platform.

Facebook has been dealing with criticisms and controversies for years, but it all seems like it’s intensifying this year. I’m going to mention only some of the stories I’ve read:

Regardless of how you perceive all that, I think it’s time to move to a new social network. Me, I’m in a holding pattern.

Internet News: Porn Causes Gun Violence

I have another item in the “you can’t make this stuff up” category. Apparently Representative Diane Blank, a Republican Congresswoman, thinks porn leads to school shootings.

Black says we can get porn at the local grocery store, up on the top shelf. I would like to have some of whatever she’s smoking. Porn may make people shoot from things, but I seriously doubt it’s guns.

Internet News: Climate Change is Good for Business

No, I’m not taking sides on this issue. But maybe I should. Some people say that maybe we can afford to suck CO2 out of the sky after all.

CO2, carbon dioxide, is the primary culprit to blame for climate change. Or so it seems. Now, as I’ve just found out, it can be harvested and sold as an alternative fuel source. Climate change? Problem solved!

Internet News: Intel and Personal Computers

I’m a little confused by this story: Intel wants PCs to be more than just ‘personal computers’.

That headline makes no sense. A personal computer is something differentiated from a business computer. Intel simply wants personal computers to be more relevant than they have been lately. Everyone seems to have adopted the “mobile first” mantra, tending to ignore the not-so-mobile devices.

I bought my first personal computer in 1994 (not counting the Commodore computers I owned before that). It was before I had even heard of this thing called “Internet”. It was a desktop computer (horizontal, not a tower) with a whopping 72 megabytes of memory and barely capable of running Windows for Workgroups (3.11).

That computer cost me more than $2000. Now I use a laptop that’s way more powerful, has way more RAM and is far more inexpensive. I think the non-laptop desktop computers are on their last legs, relatively speaking. Laptops, however, have a long way to go.

Last Note

I took a nap before finishing this Internet news article. Yeah, I’m old. It’s rained about seven hours so far. The intensity hasn’t slowed to a sprinkle yet.

It’s rainy season, so I shouldn’t expect anything less up to the day I leave.

June 8, 2018
Internet News

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