Framing it up

It’s Friday. Happy birthday to David Hume, Tchaikovsky and Totie Fields.

A future without passwords? Google would like us to get there. There’s got to be a catch, right?

When oil prices spiked a few years ago we all had to delve into the world of crude supplies, regional dynamics and refinery constraints to understand what was happening. These days it’s all about lumber. Emily Stewart educates us on timber supplies, closed or understaffed mills, hardwood from the north and softwood from the south, to help explain why prices are going through the roof.

So what the hell happened in this photo of the Bidens and the Carters? I would love to see the original, uncropped and uncorrected version. Obviously a very wide lens was used but judging by the portraits on the wall and other straight edges, software lens correction was also applied after the fact. Maybe the photographer should have dialed that back a bit.

An increase in spontaneous nuclear reactions in the remains at Chernobyl is concerning scientists. But even if the reactions increase exponentially, as scientists worry they could, any explosion should be contained by the concrete enclosure. The operative word there is should.

And Nuzzle, a link aggregation service for Twitter, is, unfortunately, shutting down. It’s parent, Scroll, was acquired by Twitter and they’ve decided to wind down the service. In The Verge, Dieter Bohn described Nuzzle as “beloved by a tiny set of very online news consumers.” Uh, that would be me.

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