Apple Bad News Round-up for August 9, 2019

August 10, 2019

Four stories baking Apple recently. If you needed proof that they are keeping programmers busy writing code for patches then read on… FaceID fake-out using two dollars at the dollar store “Some of our most sophisticated technologies — the TrueDepth camera system, the Secure Enclave and the Neural Engine — make FaceID the most secure […]

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City of Sacramento to Implement Rent Control

August 9, 2019

The City of Sacramento will implement rent control in limited circumstances in an effort to get supporters to pull a more far reaching rent control ballot measure that was scheduled to go for a vote next March. To implement this new scheme of government intrusion, of course a new tax is required to be paid […]

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Associated Press wants Trump’s Head on a Pike

August 9, 2019

Apparently, when it comes to President Trump, any pretext of journalists claiming to be unbiased is replaced by commentary disguised as news. An article that appeared following the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio is all the evidence that I need to prove my point. The shootings occurred thusly: Late in the morning […]

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The Recycling Myth Debunked

August 8, 2019

By: Chief This blog and commentary is the result of current events over the last year exposing CalRecycle as a farce and nothing more than a government mandated “feel good” program. This mostly came to a head with the shut down and bankruptcy of RePlanet, a large recycling conglomerate, on Tuesday of this week. Citing […]

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Tesla Admits Financial Bleeding

August 4, 2019

The bad news from Tesla keeps piling up. Yesterday I saw this about their response to declining sales on their Model S & X cars. Free charging for life. In a turn of events, Tesla has now announced that all new customers of the Model S and Model X can access free unlimited charging at […]

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What the F**K PG&E?

August 3, 2019

By Chief As I made my way back to my dwelling after a day of work, I found a letter from Pacific Gas & Electric, which allegedly supplies gas to my house. I figured it was a bill and I could use some comic relief as my bill usually runs about $4.25 a month…and due […]

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SEIU Wish List is Impressive

August 2, 2019

Yes, its time for the Service Employee’s International Union (SEIU) to negotiate contracts with the State of California again. If you want to follow all the action, see it for yourself here. Bargaining Unit Updates Current Contract with SEIU: Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SEIU, July 2, 2016 to January 1, 2020 Four years ago, […]

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Apple Loosing Smartphone Market Share

August 1, 2019

The company built by Steve Jobs continues to unravel slowly under caretaker Tim Cook. Apple is poised to fall to the #4 smartphone maker in the world. Here’s the details: Going by the IDC’s numbers, Apple may have single-handedly been responsible for the smartphone market tanking, with the quarterly numbers down 8 million units, suspiciously […]

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California Conservatives Stuck in Field of Dreams and Windmills

July 31, 2019

In the 1989 Kevin Costner movie, the lesson is that “if you build it, they will come.” Waxing nostalgic about the golden age of baseball might be magic for my grandparents—all of whom are deceased—but for the living, it’s a bygone era. Time and time again we have seen Conservatives invoke the same belief in […]

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Tesla Class Action Suit: Hey Elon, Welcome to the Big Leagues

July 30, 2019

Previously, Elon Musk claimed that the value of his cars would appreciate over time—something heretofore impossible in the history of automobile manufacturing. Tesla does retain its value better than many other cars with 69 percent resale value after three years but there appears to be a catch, Tesla won’t honor their warrant on the car’s […]

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