The Daily Populous

Saturday September 8th, 2018 day edition

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Only a day after Alex Jones was permanently banned from Twitter, the Infowars app — the final straw for Jones’ platform — has been permanently kicked off the App Store, also permanently.

Apple confirmed the removal with Buzzfeed by citing the App Store guidelines, which forbids “content that is offensive, insensitive, upsetting, intended to disgust, or in exceptionally poor taste.”

Searching for the app within the App Store right now only brings up other apps unrelated to Infowars.

No more ‘Infowars’ on the App Store.

The snowball of Alex Jones’ social media accounts being banned or removed for the world’s biggest social networks has been building for a while now.

Within the past month, Alex Jones’ personal accounts or Infowars branded accounts have been banned from YouTube, Pintrest, and Facebook, to name a few.

Update: Apple has confirmed to The Verge that the app has been removed. »

City takes down $500 DIY park staircase, will replace it for $10,000

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The DIY staircase was built to solve a problem it seemed the city wouldn’t, at least at a reasonable cost.

But when he suggested the city build a staircase, the city came back with a price tag of $65,000 to $150,000 to build it.

So Astl, a retired mechanic, took matters into his own hands and built a wooden staircase for $550. »

No. 1 paid utility in Mac App Store steals browser history, sends it to Chinese server

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Adware Doctor, the number one paid utility in the Mac App Store, is secretly logging the browser history of users, and sending it to a server in China.

Security researcher Patrick Wardle says that he notified Apple of this a month ago, but the malware app still remains available in the Mac App Store today ….

The app is currently listed on Apple’s Mac App Store as the company’s fourth-highest “Top Paid” software programs, behind Final Cut Pro, Magnet and Logic Pro X. »

Can Bad Weather Make Us Feel Nostalgic?

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The positive memories that are evoked from recalling important occasions have been described as feelings of nostalgia.

The results revealed that hearing wind, thunder, and rain all led to increased nostalgia compared to the pure baseline condition.

The results supported the researchers’ hypotheses – adverse weather increased feelings of nostalgia, and these increased levels of nostalgia were linked with increased feelings of self-esteem, positive affect, social connectedness, and optimism. »

TIL that Chiropractors are not a type of medical doctor, cannot practice medicine, and Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine like acupuncture.

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The term “chiropractic” combines the Greek words cheir (hand) and praxis (practice) to describe a treatment done by hand.

Spinal adjustment/manipulation is a core treatment in chiropractic care, but it is not synonymous with chiropractic.

NCCIH also funded establishment of a developmental center for research in chiropractic at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research. »