Aging Doesn’t Always come Naturally. Classes are teaching boomers how. And Net Neutrality?

Aging Doesn’t Always come Naturally. Classes are teaching boomers how.
by Fredrick Kunkle, washingtonpost.com May 29, 2015

There are classes now being developed around the country that are teaching the boomers how to age. Senior co-housing, and all its complications and rewards, was one of the bigger draws at what amounts to a college on how to age successfully. Its based on the fact that no-one is going to take care of you the way people will that know you.

The four- to eight-week courses, presented by nonprofit organization Iona, were designed especially with baby boomers in mind. Since 2011, a generation that has almost continually reinvented itself also has been hitting retirement age.

Net neutrality: Amazon among top internet firms planning day of action

by Dominic Rushe in New York, theguardian.comJune 6, 2017
Exclusive: Etsy, Kickstarter and other leading companies to fight FCC plans to neuter 2015 rules in July protest backed by ACLU, Greenpeace and more

Exclusive: Etsy, Kickstarter and other leading companies to fight FCC plans to neuter 2015 rules in July protest backed by ACLU, Greenpeace and more

Some of the world’s largest internet companies are planning a day of action in defense of open internet rules now under attack by the Trump administration.

Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter, Mozilla, Etsy and Vimeo all intend to hold a day of protest on 12 July in opposition to plans by Donald Trump’s newly appointed telecoms regulator to neuter tough 2015 rules meant to protect “net neutrality” – the concept that all traffic should be equal online.

Ajit Pai, new head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), pledged last year to take a “weed whacker” to rules that regulate the internet like any other utility like water or electricity, arguing they were too onerous on cable companies and stifled innovation.

The potential rollback of the regulations has already sparked huge online protest and more organisations and companies are likely to join the day of action in the coming days.

Evan Greer, campaign director of Fight for the Future, said: “The internet has given more people a voice than ever before, and we’re not going to let the FCC take that power away from us. Massive online mobilization got us the strong net neutrality protections that we have now, and we intend to fight tooth and nail to defend them.”
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Lies you tell your Doctor; Virtual Reality is Real; Do you self medicate like a chimpanzee? That’s what we Yak About Today

Lies you tell your Doctor; Virtual Reality is Real; Do you self medicate like a chimpanzee? That’s what we Yak About Today

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We’d heard that Major League Baseball had virtual reality streaming aspirations, and a partnership with Intel is making them a reality. The two have reached a three-year deal for the Intel True VR Game of the Week, a Tuesday broadcast (blacked out in local markets) that will live stream via Intel’s True VR app. Currently only available via the Oculus store for Samsung Gear VR headsets, it will give fans a look at the game via a fully produced VR broadcast, or the ability to hop around through different viewing locations — captured by 4K resolution cameras — with optional stat overlays.

Airports are where hopes and dreams go to die. But JetBlue thinks that one method of how people typically pass the time could be used to speed up the boarding process. For some passengers, a taken-at-the-gate photo will suffice to get them to their sky-chair. It’s part of a collaboration between the airline and the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office, Jetblue announced today.

“Customers who opt in during the boarding process can put away their boarding passes and devices and simply step up to the camera for a quick photo. The custom-designed camera station will connect to CBP to instantly match the image to passport, visa or immigration photos in the CBP database and verify flight details.

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With the technology of today, the opportunities are endless, the rules of aging no longer apply and the world still belongs to the Baby Boomers. “We are until we are not.” The limitations, expectations and stereotypes of the 50 plus have been removed.

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