- “Consumers” aren’t the only ones upset with Equifax. Looks as if banks might sue them, too. Anecdotally, I have also heard that some banks are no longer sharing information with Equifax until they learn the company’s security practices are actually security practices.
- Cops. breaking into cars and trashing them … in the name of preventing vehicle break-ins.
- Why flu shots so often fail. (I’m not anti-vaccine; I’m pro-research, pro-good judgment, and pro-honesty. The pabulum-for-the-public claim that “flu shots are 97 percent effective” has always ticked me off. This article is a refreshing look at the reality.)
- Walmart takes “smart home” tech to its creepiest (and stupidest) degree to date.
- And from cops’ continuing war on the deaf …. (Funny, isn’t it, how all those excuses about “tunnel vision” in a moment of emergency — see the article — are never made in favor of the innocent victim; only the cop-perps.)
- Quiz: Which 10 states have the highest average elevations? I got 9 out of 10, but only because the quiz gives you plenty of time to keep guessing.
- Looking for a new venture? San Antonio’s famous (?) toilet-seat art museum is now up for sale. Its 96-year-old owner is ready to retire. (H/T ML)
- In the News You Already Know department, neuroscience shows that our dogs really do love us. They’re not just conning us to get food. (Yes, you do know it, but this piece is by Jonah Goldberg, another one of those guys who writes like an angel even on those other occasions, the ones where I don’t agree with him.)
- Meet Frida, the the very good girl who has saved 50+ victims of Mexico’s two terrible quakes.