Imagine a calendar that is the same every year—sort of.
Calendars are fundamentally weird—after all, none of the many divisions of time we use can be accurately and consistently pegged to the movements of the Earth, Moon, planets, and stars. A day is pretty close to the actual time it takes the Earth to make one full rotation, but that varies based on where the planet is in its orbit, a few seconds either way. The week has absolutely no connection to anything; a month is a variable unit of time that we just sort of guess at. […]
Read more: Why Calendars Are So Weird, and What Might Be Done About It – Atlas Obscura
When we started building websites in the mid-’90s, we had great dreams for e-commerce. We fundamentally thought all brick-and-mortar stores would disappear and everything dot-com would dominate. But e-commerce has failed us miserably. Today, less than 15 percent of commerce occurs through a website or app, and only a handful of brands (think: Amazon, eBay and Netflix) have found success with e-commerce at any real scale. There are two giant structural issues that make websites not work: HTML and Google.
Continue reading “The sudden death of the website | TechCrunch”
Sometimes it a rechargeable AA or AAA battery dies and you can’t recharge it. However, it’s not always actually dead, and Iddo Genuth from Lensvid shows you a simple tip how to “bring it back to life.” All you need is another battery and a barbeque clamp. https://youtu.be/gnxidU_F0Vc If the charger doesn’t detect the battery, before you throw it away, try this revival trick. Take any full metal barbeque clamp. You probably already have it at home, but even if not, it costs a few bucks. Clean it thoroughly and make sure it’s dry. […]
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The once dominant toy retailer has struggled against larger rivals such as Amazon and Walmart.
Toys ‘R’ Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada as it attempts to restructure its debts.
Continue reading “Toys ‘R’ Us files for bankruptcy protection in US – BBC News”
China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market led by companies including BYD Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.
Continue reading “China Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race – Bloomberg”