iPhone water resistance claims ruled unfair; Apple fined $12M

From 9To5Mac: Second, and more seriously, Apple made iPhone water resistance claims in its marketing, but then refused warranty service on phones which suffered water damage. Good. Fine them for lying. Hopefully more countries and regulators step up and do the same. At Apple’s 2018 Keynote Phil Schiller even claimed (quote below per CNET): “So …

The Vexing Pedals

Garmin’s Vector 3 power meter pedals are rather excellent. Their connectivity to my Wahoo ROAM head unit (via ANT+) has been spotless. However, their ability to connect to my iPhone via Bluetooth to check battery status and update firmware has not been great, good, or even passable. Pairing a bluetooth device should be painless by …

Reporter Carl Bernstein names 21 GOP senators who ‘repeatedly expressed extreme contempt for Trump’

From Yahoo: Political reporters in Washington, D.C., have been saying a lot of Republicans in Congress privately despise President Trump, but few have publicly criticized him — and likewise, few have publicly acknowledged his defeat to President-elect Joe Biden. Carl Bernstein, one half of the journalistic duo that uncovered President Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal, named …

Deploying Popes Strategically Over Large Distances

If god is omnipresent, and popes can directly communicate with god, and if god is willing to relay messages between popes, then by deploying popes strategically over large distances we can achieve faster than light communication via the holy spirit. In this paper, we will… — Sofia 🧹 (@typeswitch) November 17, 2020