For years, I’ve been open with many people about my sexual orientation. Plenty of colleagues at Apple know I’m gay, and it doesn’t seem to make a difference in the way they treat me. […] While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now.
I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others. So if hearing that the CEO of Apple is gay can help someone struggling to come to terms with who he or she is, or bring comfort to anyone who feels alone, or inspire people to insist on their equality, then it’s worth the trade-off with my own privacy.
It’s great to have a well written piece from a well-known executive (and role model). That’s a pretty brave thing to do, especially when you consider he’s the only openly-gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The only unfortunate thing is that he almost seems to think his work is done… I have a feeling this isn’t the last time he speaks about this topic.
It’s funny, I was just thinking about how it was nice that Apple was still offering a lower-priced computer with components designed to be upgraded, in contrast with their other offerings.
While considering a replacement for an older Mac mini, the non-upgradable RAM and storage in the 2014 model are a letdown. Also the small performance improvement to the 2012 model (and actually a performance decrease if comparing the high-end models) is also less than I was expecting. The only real benefit is the low-end model runs $100 cheaper than in 2012 — though it isn’t a better deal.
In the end, I expect the 2012 model to retain its value for some time.
Oral-B’s Iowa City plant is the largest toothbrush plant in the world. Approximately 1 million Oral-B manual toothbrushes are built at the plant by nearly 500 hardworking, committed people, including U.S. Veterans.
Makes sense, but I didn’t know it was the biggest.
This plus the new EVIowa group means there’s growing interest in driving electric in Iowa.
InsideEVs is on the scene for a law-skirting event where Model S owners (mostly from Minnesota) trekked to Iowa to hold a private test-drive event where potential Tesla-owning Iowans can drive the Model S to get a feel for the electric car.
There’s always a way to work around existing laws, right?
Paul Steier, director of the Iowa DOT’s Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection, says that this test-drive event is perfectly legal since the Model S owners don’t work for Tesla and have no direct association with the automaker.
I’ve found myself returning to the above post every so often. It doesn’t have much to do with EVs (electric vehicles) — although they are one way to reduce your carbon footprint.
The thing I like about the post is that it lays out the clear goal of 1.6 tons of annual carbon emissions per capita and shows that the author — a self described “mister green” — has a little more than twice that amount of carbon emissions today. He has a low emission car, solar on his roof, etc. His example goes a long way towards showing how far we all have to go, considering the average American has 17 tons of carbon emissions per year.
Compared to many carbon estimation services out there, actually looking at your electric, gasoline, and natural gas usage gives a much more accurate result. (I’m actually really surprised I can’t find an app to do that with our personal energy usage! Leave a comment if you know of one.) Most carbon estimators, take so much liberty with their assumptions that there no possible way to get an estimate that even approaches the 1.6 ton goal.
So here’s to the journey; we’ll all have to change, but everything we need to solve the problem is here today.