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Submission + - EPA concludes that insecticides are killing the bees (theantimedia.org)

gbcox writes: This has been going on for years, and now the EPA has concluded that insecticides are killing the bees — duh! In any event, if the bees go (and the situation has become dire) we starve. This really is serious... so instead of worrying about who marries who or the birth certificate of Obama, people should stop and think about their food supply — and the media should be covering this 24/7 — #savethebees

Submission + - Replacement for Mozilla Thunderbird? 3

maxcelcat writes: I've used Thunderbird for about a decade, and Netscape Mail before that (I have an email from 1998 from Marc Andreessen, welcoming me to Netscape Email, telling me different fonts can add impact to my emails).

Thunderbird has served me well, but it's getting long in the tooth.

Given the lack of development and the possibility that it's going End of Life, what should I use instead? I have multiple email accounts and an archive of sixteen years of email. I could get a copy of Outlook, but I don't like it.

Things I like about Thunderbird:
  • Supports multiple email accounts
  • Simple interface
  • Storage structure is not one monolithic file
  • Plain Text email editor
  • Filtering

Things I don't like:

  • HTML email editor
  • Folders are hard to change and re-arrange

Comment Re:Buy two cars? (Score 1) 131

You know, the ones where the only waste is argon, tungsten, steel, and glass? Yeah, instead people buy these environmentally friendly CFL lightbulbs containing mercury to put in the landfill.

have you been living under a rock ? LED lighting happened.
furthermore : cfl's are cheaper than incandescents because they LAST LONGER. mercury : don't you guys recycle ?

Submission + - There are probably tiny pieces of plastic waste in your table salt (qz.com)

Taco Cowboy writes: A research carried out in China found traces of waste plastics in table salt. While the salt they use in the report came from China (and the surrounding seas) it does not mean that salt from other places are not contaminated

According to the picture ( @ https://qzprod.files.wordpress... ) even salt mined from rock mines were found to be contaminated with traceable amount of plastics

As TFA puts it —

" Although the oceans close to China appear to be a “hotspot” for microplastic pollutants, it is unlikely Chinese table salt is the only salt that is contaminated with plastics "

An American researcher also chimed in —

" Plastics have become such a ubiquitous contaminant, I doubt it matters whether you look for plastic in sea salt on Chinese or American supermarket shelves," Sherri Mason, an environmental science researcher at the State University of New York Fredonia told Scientific American. "I'd like to see some 'me-too' studies,” she added "

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