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Israel adopts controversial Jewish 'nation state' law

Israel has passed a law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, a move described by members of the Arab minority as racist and verging on apartheid.<p>The “nation state” law, backed by the rightwing government, passed by a vote of 62-55 and two abstentions in the …

Israel

Why Elon Musk is hard not to like

Love him or loathe him, there’s no denying his entertainment value<p>To paraphrase Voltaire on God, if Elon Musk did not exist, one would have to invent …

London Fashion Week

This Is The Biggest Myth About Outer Space, According To A NASA Flight Controller

<i>What is the biggest myth about outer space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p><b>What is the biggest myth about outer</b> …

Quora

Secret ingredient in new MacBook Pro? Glue. Lots and lots of glue

Apple makes no attempt to have MacBook Pro models easy to repair. The ones released just a few days ago are no exception. We all have to hope that the redesigned key mechanism fixes the previous problems because the keyboard is solidly glued to the battery and speakers. And that’s just the most …

MacBook Pro

The #1 Account All Wealthy People Have (That You Probably Don't)

Can you imagine your little old traditional or Roth IRA is worth millions of dollars?<p>It happens for some people.<p>According to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), 791 individuals have IRA balances between $10 million and $25 million, while 314 are worth over $25 million.<p>That was in 2011. …

Retirement

Video raises concerns about excessive thermal throttling on 2018 MacBook Pro w/ Intel Core i9

Last week, Apple announced new versions of its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar. Perhaps most notable is the new power that is now available with the 15-inch, including the Intel Core i9 processor.<p>A new video, however, raises concerns about whether or not the MacBook Pro can …

MacBook Pro

Former Equestrian Says She Sprayed Pig's Blood In Lover's Home As Revenge For Affair

Lizzie Purbrick, a former champion equestrian, admitted in a British court that she scrawled rude messages inside her lover's house in pig's blood as revenge for an affair.<p>She said she discovered her partner, conservative member of Parliament David Prior, was sleeping with another woman. So in May, …

Crime

This scam assumes you're having an affair (so be careful if you really are)

Call it the guilty-conscience scam.<p>“I know about the secret you are keeping from your wife and everyone else,” the snail-mail letter begins. “More importantly, I have <i>evidence</i> of what you have been hiding.”<p>It goes on to say “it is just your bad luck that I stumbled across your misadventures while …

Identity Theft

World's oldest bread shows hunter-gathers were baking 4,000 years before birth of farming

Hunter-gatherers were baking bread thousands of years before the birth of farming, archaeologists have discovered after digging up pieces from the world’s oldest loaf.<p>The remains of a charred flatbread were found at an archaeological site in Jordan dating back 14,400 years by an European team of …

Archaeology

Tiger's video nasty proves Woods has lost none of his bite

So much for the new, friendly Tiger Woods. As the field assembled for the 147th Open Championship here, that facade came crashing down as a video emerged of the 14-time major winner telling his rivals “if you get intimidated by me that’s your own f------ issue”.<p>Since returning from his …

Golf

Remembering ‘Big Nancy’ Sinatra

The first wife of Frank Sinatra, who died at age 101, pre-dated the invasions of fame, and survived with grace what came next.<p>She was, a friend of hers once noted, “a great wife, a great ex-wife, and a great widow,” and when Nancy Barbato Sinatra died at 101 on Friday, she took with her perhaps the …

Jersey City

All Christians Are Problematic, Even Me And You

Let’s be honest, Christians. For professing a belief in a relatively unpredictable God, we have incredibly predictable defensive patterns whenever people question or critique our religion.<p>When LGBTQ folks share their stories of church trauma, someone barges in talking about how <i>their</i> church is …

lutherkingjr

The Best Drinks for Poolside Drinking, According to Bartenders

Skip the beer, and do something a little more....luxurious.<p>The beach is all well and good, but a pool is a haven for the truly lazy: no sand to constantly brush off various parts of your body, no three-hour drive or train ride, no public bathrooms. It's also an extremely fun place to have an adult …

Key Largo

MacOS Mojave shows recent apps in the Dock. Here's how to hide them

In addition to Stacks, Dark Mode, a new screenshot tool and an improved Finder, MacOS Mojave has added a new element to the Dock. It now shows your three most recent apps.<p>This new recent-app section sits between your collections of app icons on the left and the section of the right that shows your …

Apps

There’s a Disturbing Reason Europe Has Stayed So Peaceful For So Long

There is an ominous passage in Tony Judt’s <i>Postwar</i> that’s stayed with me ever since I first read it. It starts on page 27 in my edition, and since …

Black Sea

‘He has the traits of a psychopath’: the inside story of the parachute murder plot

He was clever. He covered the points he knew we’d discover from his phone, and assumed he’d never see the police again<p>Vicky's friend said something wasn’t right, that the relationship between Victoria and Emile was quite toxic<p>Psychopath, sociopath, narcissist, extreme selfishness. He only cares …

Crime

A brief history of Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian's Wall in northern England is well known to tourists and walkers, and has been subject to many years of archaeological research. Built during …

Ancient History

Graduates are better off boosting their pension and never paying back student loans

Heavily indebted students graduating this summer may feel pressure to sacrifice more of their wage than is necessary to get back into the black, but experts warn that this money would do more if put in a pension.<p>High tuition fees and hefty maintenance loans saddle English graduates with the highest …

Finance

Nikon’s new 125x zoom camera has a lens that would be impossible on a DSLR

That much zoom pushes into telescope territory.<p>The concept of “zooming” on a smartphone camera is mostly a lie. They often “zoom” by simply cropping the image to narrow the angle of view or adding an extra camera module with a more telephoto lens to handle the longer shots. Both methods come with …

Cameras

I'm a financial planner — here's why I won't buy a home

Some people seem surprised when I tell them I rent by choice.<p>I'm a business owner and financial planner, I'm married, and by all counts I'm well established in my life. I should own a house, right?<p>But that's where a lot of people get into trouble: They feel like they "should" do one thing or …

Personal Finance

Trevor Immelman says ‘my best is not good enough’ despite round of 64

There was a time when holding off the challenge of Tiger Woods was almost worthy of an extra prize. Two players who did just that in the past have enjoyed a revival at the Scottish Open at Gullane.<p>Robert Rock, the 41-year-old Englishman, resisted Woods to win the Abu Dhabi Championship in 2012. On …

Golf

Apple made a really annoying change to the main way you send photos to people in iOS 12

Skye Gould/Tech Insider<p><b>Apple has changed the way people send photos through the Messages app in iOS 12.</b>• <b><br>Whereas in iOS 11, where users only need to</b> …

iOS

Comment: Two things seem obvious about the new MacBook Pro keyboard …

One of the things Apple mentioned almost in passing in yesterday’s 2018 MacBook Pro announcement is that it had an improved keyboard. Apple had only seven words to say about it:<p>improved third-generation keyboard for quieter typing<p>But two things seem obvious …<p>First, that Apple has quietly done …

MacBook Pro

Apple MacBook Pro Updates Are Coming Now, with Other Macs and iPads Later

It’s been an unexpectedly busy couple of days in Apple news. First off, Apple released an updated version of the MacBook Pro yesterday. These new 2018 versions have new Intel processors, more RAM, better screens, and a “quieter” keyboard. Unfortunately, Apple has not mentioned any design changes to …

MacBook Pro

Apple’s redesigned MacBook Pro keyboard uses new method for repelling dust, reports iFixit

A silicone membrane sits underneath the key, as described in a patent application from March<p>Apple’s new MacBook Pro keyboards are slightly quieter than the ones found in the previous iteration of the laptop. But the company’s silence on the mechanism’s widespread mechanical issues, which Apple …

MacBook Pro

Maxed Out 15-Inch MacBook Pro Priced at $6,699 for 2.9GHz Chip, 32GB RAM and 4TB SSD

Apple's new MacBook Pro models come with faster processors, more maximum RAM, and higher capacity SSDs all aimed at Apple's professional users, but none of those upgrades come cheap.<p>Base prices for the 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models are unchanged from last year, with pricing on new 13-inch …

Computer Hardware

Beirut baristas try to revive city’s once vibrant cafe culture

In the years before Beirut was struck by civil war, the city was known for its vibrant cafe culture that attracted intellectuals from across the Arab world.<p>The tables that spilled out on to the pavements of Hamra Street were a hub for academics, students, writers and artists, who would sip thick …

Coffee

MacBook Pros Updated with Faster Processors, Up to 32 GB RAM, New Keyboards, True Tone Displays, and More

In a press release today, Apple announced updates to its MacBook Pro line of notebook computers. The new models feature faster 8th-generation Intel processors with six cores in the 15-inch model and four cores in the 13-inch model. According to Apple, the 15-inch model is up to 70% faster and the …

MacBook Pro

Apple Launches 2018 MacBook Pros: 8th Gen Core, Up to 32GB of RAM, Third-Gen Keyboard, Quad-Core on 13-Inch and More

Apple today announced the release of 2018 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models with a wide range of new features, including up to six-core eighth-generation Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, True Tone displays, Apple T2 chips, quieter third-generation keyboards, …

MacBook Pro

Canada Has Its Own Ways of Keeping Out Unwanted Immigrants

The country’s methods of controlling immigration are simply less in-your-face than America’s.<p>If you want to understand why Canada’s immigration system works, and why its immigration rate has generated so little political backlash despite being so much higher than America’s, take a look at the …

Immigration