The human brain is in trouble and technology is a cause…

A thought-provoking article on how technology has negatively impacted humanity in a profound manner. I have often surmised that the effect is much worse on children raised on technology as their minds physically grow and mature with such harmful artificial stimuli.

“…our constant engagement with technology interferes with the pursuit of other behaviors critical for maintaining a healthy mind, such as nature exposure, physical movement, face-to-face contact, and restorative sleep. Its negative influence on empathy, compassion, cooperation, and social bonding are just beginning to be understood.”

Atari origins

Interesting article discussing the origins of Atari. I remember bringing home my Pong game console purchased from Sears where I worked and playing it with my brother James all night. I am definitely going to read “Valley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley (As Told by the Hackers, Founders, and Freaks Who Made It Boom)” by Adam Fisher when it comes out.

https://medium.com/s/story/ataris-hard-partying-origin-story-an-oral-history-c438b0ce9440

EU is wondering if daylight savings time is really necessary…me too

I for one am excited that this topic is at least on someone’s radar. It’s been one of my pet peeves for a long time. Perhaps if the EU does away with daylight savings time, the US will follow suit or at least discuss. BTW I sent a tweet to the President on this, but he has yet to respond. I guess he’s busy…

European Commission polls citizens on need for daylight saving time

The EU is asking its citizens if it should continue to enforce its daylight saving time (DST) rules, which require people to adjust their clocks twice a year. The public consultation on the biannual changes — which see the clocks go back an hour on the last Sunday in March and forward on the last Sunday in October — is available as an online questionnaire until August 16.

Uncovered hidden messages in walls

I guess it comes from my fascination with time travel that I find stuff like this so interesting. It’s kind of like burying a time capsule, but I suppose more likely to be found. I have a chance to do this myself as I’m adding some build-in cabinets in the room I use as an office. I’m sure someday someone will ask, “why are their kitchen cabinets in the living room!” LOL

Couple Finds 23-Year-Old Hidden Message From Previous Owners While Renovating House, And It’s Hilarious