This weeks links (2014-08-25)

In brief:

* HP Notebook PC AC Power Cord Safety Recall and Replacement Program (2014-Aug-26) [HP]
On August 26, 2014 HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies, for affected AC power cords distributed worldwide with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations, sold from September 2010 through June 2012. … HP believes that certain power cords shipped with notebook PC products and AC adapter accessories may pose a risk of a fire and burn hazard to customers. We are taking this action as part of our commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our notebook customers. … Potentially affected power cords can be identified by a molded mark on the adapter end of the power cord. The molded mark will be “LS-15”. Not all power cords with the “LS-15” molded mark are affected.

* Twitter doesn’t care about you anymore (2014-Aug-26) [The Guardian]
Your followers can now find out just how much you like, sort of like, or secretly despise their tweet. We have now lost all passive-aggressive control of social media

* Apple recalls faulty iPhone 5 batteries (2014-Aug-25) []
APPLE has launched an iPhone replacement program after admitting some smartphones sold two years ago were issued with faulty batteries.
With weak battery life one of the biggest complaints for iPhone users, the announcement could be good news.
But there’s a catch. Apple says the identified problem only involves “a very small percentage of iPhone 5 devices (that) may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently”.

* The weird things people do on conference calls (2014-Aug-24) [SBS News]
A Harvard Business Review study has found people eat, exercise and even go to the bathroom while on conference calls.


* The Week in Bike #32 – 22 August 2014

* Impey cleared on doping charge (2014-Aug-29) [Cape Times]

Some reading/listening:

* “Read For Pixels” 2014 Google Hangout series
This year’s “Read For Pixels” authors include Joe Hill, Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Kevin Hearne, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Sarah J. Maas and G. Willow Wilson.
“Read For Pixels” sessions will take place on weekends throughout September 2014. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing why they support ending violence against women, their writing, and women in the media and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers.

Something from Bandcamp:
Wanderlust Adventures by Chris Christodoulou

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