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Ah the good old days... :cool:


The Twisted Life of Clippy


Last year, Microsoft officially revived the Office Assistant that debuted in Office 97. The character replaced a plain old paperclip in Microsoft 365 to help liven up the company's emojis and indulge a social media outpouring. Clippy can now permanently live in Word files, Outlook emails, or other common workplace apps. In one of the company's Teams backgrounds, the paperclip hovers above yellow legal pad paper on a pedestal in a cement-walled basement, seemingly exiled to the dungeon of bad tech ideas.
 

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Simple method destroys dangerous 'forever chemicals,' making water safe


If you're despairing at recent reports that Earth's water sources have been thoroughly infested with hazardous human-made chemicals called PFAS that can last for thousands of years, making even rainwater unsafe to drink, there's a spot of good news. Chemists have developed a simple way to break down almost a dozen types of these nearly indestructible 'forever chemicals' at relatively low temperatures with no harmful byproducts.
 

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Scientists call on colleagues to protest climate crisis with civil disobedience


Scientists should commit acts of civil disobedience to show the public how seriously they regard the threat posed by the climate crisis, a group of leading scientists has argued.

"Civil disobedience by scientists has the potential to cut through the myriad complexities and confusion surrounding the climate crisis," the researchers wrote in an article, published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change on Monday.
 

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I call on the people in California after 2035 to act in civil disobedience and buy their new gas powered cars in another state.
People can continue driving gas-fueled vehicles and purchasing used ones after 2035. The plan also allows for one-fifth of sales after 2035 to be plug-in hybrids that can run on batteries and gas.
That means that people will probably be driving gas powered cars in California well after 2035.

Question...I thought the world only had 10 years. Has that date been pushed back?
 

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Sunnova Submits Application to Develop First-of-its-Kind Solar "Micro-Utility" in California


Sunnova formed a wholly-owned subsidiary called Sunnova Community Microgrids California, LLC ("SCMC") to own and operate EaaS offerings in new communities including energy generation, storage, and distribution infrastructure. SCMC seeks to develop largely self-sustaining micro-utilities by equipping new home communities with solar and storage to provide consumers with a better energy service that allows them to live in a more resilient home and community with latest-generation energy infrastructure. SCMC will focus on newly constructed homes, allowing the company to work with developers to design and implement distributed solar-powered microgrids for communities that will benefit from improved sustainability and clean, resilient and reliable power.
 

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The nation's poorest state used welfare money to pay Brett Favre for speeches he never made


Brett Favre earned nearly $140 million as a star NFL quarterback over two decades and millions more in product endorsements.

But that didn't stop the state of Mississippi from paying Favre $1.1 million in 2017 and 2018 to make motivational speeches - out of federal welfare funds intended for needy families. The Mississippi state auditor said Favre never gave the speeches and demanded the money back, with interest.
 

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EPA head: Advanced nuke tech key to mitigate climate change


The head of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency said Friday that advanced nuclear technology will be "critical" for both the United States and Japan as they step up cooperation to meet decarbonization goals.

Michael Regan, after holding talks with his Japanese counterpart Akihiro Nishimura in Tokyo, told a joint news conference that nuclear energy in their countries plays a role and "the opportunities for advanced nuclear technology will be critical if we're going to meet our climate goals."
 

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Someone needs to tell California about this. They used to have 5 nuclear power plants but only have one now called Diablo Canyon. Even it will be shut down within the next few years. Since California is determined to make everyone drive electric cars what do they think will produce the electricity needed to charge all those batteries? If you shut down power plants that use fossil fuels then nuclear power is the only thing that is capable of producing the power needed to do this.
 

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Can We Save the Planet and Still Eat Meat?


As governments drag their feet in responding to climate change, many concerned people are looking for actions they can take as individuals—and eating less meat is an obvious place to start. Livestock today account for about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, more than all the world’s cars and trucks combined.
 

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US Postal Service Celebrates NASA’s Webb Telescope With New Stamp


The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp celebrating NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most powerful, and most complex science telescope ever put in space. The stamp, which features an illustration of the observatory, will be dedicated in a ceremony Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in Washington.
 
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