CNET reports on how the people of Japan are coping with overloaded (and carrier-restricted) cellphone networks, after today's catastrophic quake: they're turning to text messaging, and "social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and Mixi." The carriers are "limiting voice calls on congested networks, with NTT DoCoMo restricting up to 80 percent of voice calls, especially in Tokyo and in northeast Japan, where 30-foot tsunami waves caused extensive damage." Anecdotal tweets describe people lining up to use payphones in Japan, with some people not knowing how they work.
Bowtied racist Tucker Carlson was enraged by today's murder conviction of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis cop who killed black local George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nine minutes. Videos of Carlson prissily declaring the end of American civilization are doing the rounds on social media, but none are so bizarre as this one.… READ THE REST
Steak-umm, a company that makes thinly sliced frozen steaks, has been fond of hectoring Neil deGrasse Tyson on Twitter since 2018, when it first dragged the problematic astrophysicist by tweeting "who cares" to one of his math factoids: Apparently Steak-umm still has a beef with deGrasse Tyson, because it just responded to one of his… READ THE REST
Vice President Harris is not in the military chain of command. She's a civilian and it would be tantamount to stolen valor if she did salute members of the United States armed forces. That doesn't matter to Fox News, always on the lookout for ways to whip their mini-brained viewers into a frothy fit. "VP… READ THE REST
Raising kids is a grind, a 24/7/365 all-encompassing responsibility that never truly ends. But even as all-important as that job is, it's no surprise that all the other overwhelming responsibilities parents face in their daily lives occasionally make them take their eye off the ball when it comes to the kids. Are they following Mom and… READ THE REST
For low-impact device users, all that's needed is a simple charger that they can throw in their pocket or bag, ready to supply an efficient little power jolt for flagging devices when they're running on empty. But for users with deeper power needs, those rocking a handful of different devices who might need to charge… READ THE REST
While the past year probably helped advance your culinary skills immeasurably… you're thinking what we're thinking, right? With vaccinations rising and restrictions loosening, it's time to get back out there and enjoy restaurants again. From big chains to local eateries, we all know they haven't been doing all that great lately. But with this offer… READ THE REST