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  1. Rod makes a good point. I would believe the Colorado roads are bad this year as last winter 2021 we had extended days of minus 14°F weather following 2020 fires and mudslides. We just moved back in late 2019 and we had little rain that summer and drought the summer of 2020. When we were here 1978-1981 at the Academy we had thunderboomers every summer afternoon almost. Now this summer we had 2" of rain last Sunday and good rains almost every other day. Temps touch into the mid 90s a few days but we have also been in the mid 70s to mid 80s for a couple of weeks now. So roads here are likely undermined by water runoff from the monsoon season that has returned, and damaged from above by the burn scar runoff and mudslides. It will be interesting to see how things pan out. I am glad we are not on the western slope. I had looked at the area around rifle, but too far from shopping for my dear SH. Dang I am glad I listened. I would not want to be on the western slope with the fires and or smoke from several states on fire. Next month will be interesting in the sense of the ancient Chinese curse. Safe travels!
  2. Sure Linda but we're in town now and don't have full hookups anymore. We have a convertible sofa with memory foam mattress though! 😉
  3. This article explains wet bulb measurements and where in the world it is getting difficult to adapt to much hotter temps. Good advice on staying healthy in heat. Excerpts: Deadly heat waves have swept the globe and will continue to because of climate change. The trends are prompting doomsday questions: Will parts of the world soon become too hot to live in? How will we survive? When it comes to heat, the human body is remarkably resilient — it’s the humidity that makes it harder to cool down. And humidity, driven in part by climate change, is increasing. A measurement of the combination of heat and humidity is called a “wet-bulb temperature,” which is determined by wrapping a completely wet wick around the bulb of a thermometer. Scientists are using this metric to figure out which regions of the world may become too dangerous for humans. A term we rarely hear about, the wet-bulb temperature reflects not only heat, but also how much water is in the air. The higher that number is, the harder it is for sweat to evaporate and for bodies to cool down. [Wet-bulb temperature is important, climate experts say. So what is it?] At a certain threshold of heat and humidity, “it’s no longer possible to be able to sweat fast enough to prevent overheating,” said Radley Horton a professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Scientists have found that Mexico and Central America, the Persian Gulf, India, Pakistan and Southeast Asia are all careening toward this threshold before the end of the century." Much more in the comprehensive article here: Heat waves and human endurance
  4. Excerpt: "Elon Musk used Twitter to discuss a recent Tesla settlement focused on battery capacity. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric-vehicle maker been wrong to lower the maximum charging capacity for some vehicles. "If we are wrong, we are wrong," he said on Twitter on Friday. "In this case, we were." Tesla agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle claims it had reduced the charging capacity on some vehicles in 2019, according to a settlement agreement filed in US District Court in San Francisco on Wednesday. The agreement included payments of $625 each to the owners of 1,743 Model S vehicles that temporarily had their maximum charging capacity reduced. In another Friday tweet Musk expanded on his company's thinking about lawsuits and other claims. "Tesla policy is never to give in to false claims, even if we would lose, and never to fight true claims, even if we would win," he said. The settlement agreement would bring to a close a class-action lawsuit filed in August 2019 by David Rasmussen, who said a software update reduced the range and charging speed of his Model S. The lawsuit said the company released the update in May 2019, limiting battery charging on some vehicles by about 10%. After three months of a 10% reduction, it was lowered to 7% for seven months, the lawsuit said. Software updates in May 2020 restored much of the charging capacity, court filings said. The settlement would provide "many times" the $175 estimated loss per vehicle, according to court filings. A hearing on the settlement agreement was scheduled for December 9 with Judge Beth Labson Freeman." More in the article with hotlinks and videos here: Musk admits "We were wrong."
  5. YW, I knew you had that background and you will like it. Another weirdly wonderful work I read in my teens was Max Weber and his work published in 1905.
  6. Dan there is none except as you observed she objects to Apple security alerts from good sources. She doesn't have any effect on me or my posts when she objects to another author here, instead of on ZDNET and comment there in the original Tech news post.
  7. Barb, If you have had a long running point of contention that is your biz. There is nothing between us, never was save you post a criticism every time I post vulnerability issues with Apple. Please don't project on me your issues. If you are in some competition it is with yourself, don't drag me into your drama. I could care less about how smart or not Apple users are. Since I post most security and update warnings for Windows, why don't they get defensive? It is never about you Barb. You just aren't a focus of my attention at all. Sorry.
  8. From the problems found I am just glad nothing caught fire in the walls. Safe Travels!
  9. Linda, you are OK in my book. Thanks for being a friend.
  10. Good list Dan, Thanks. As I said Louisiana is 47th, only three off of being the worst in the nation. Texas falls at 25th worst, and Colorado bests Texas at 21st worst.
  11. Louisiana hands down. When you cross into Texas with some of the best roads, especially rural two lanes and four lane state highways, from Louisiana it is so obviously smoother and quieter that even if focused elsewhere it gets your attention! In Colorado has its bad roads as most states do but it is far better than LA. Right now Colorado Springs to Denver on I-25 is still under construction and I would avoid it. In fact with the east west mudslides it is iffy this weekend.
  12. Welcome to a great RV forum and RV freedom..
  13. Excerpt: "This is a big one. You need to update them all, and update them all now. Earlier this week, Apple published iOS 14.7.1, iPadOS 14.7.1, and macOS Big Sur 11.5.1. While this update contains bug fixes, the main part of this update is a security fix for a vulnerability that Apple says "may have been actively exploited." In other words, the bad guys are already using it. Here's how Apple describes the vulnerability in relation to iOS and iPadOS: Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPad Pro (all models), iPad Air 2 and later, iPad 5th generation and later, iPad mini 4 and later, and iPod touch (7th generation) Impact: An application may be able to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. Apple is aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited. Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling. CVE-2021-30807: an anonymous researcher It's unclear if this is the vulnerability used for jailbreaking iOS devices, or whether it is linked to the NSO Group spyware tool hack used to target journalists, activists, and government figures. To update your iPhone and iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update and download and install any available updates. For macOS, click on the apple in the top-left corner, go to System Preferences, find Software Update and download and install any updates available. I recommend carrying out these updates as soon as possible. To get immediate notifications of updates for the iPhone and iPad, I've been using the app iVerify." Related hotlinks and info here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-you-need-to-urgently-update-all-your-iphones-ipads-and-macs-now/?ftag=TRE-03-10aaa6b&bhid={%24external_id}&mid={%24MESSAGE_ID}&cid={%24contact_id}&eh={%24CF_emailHash}#comments-show-4c4c1640-86f5-4942-a217-dbee130d7577
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