The Daily Populous

Monday October 5th, 2020 day edition

image for Grassy lawns should not be mandatory. — Strong Towns

Grassy lawns originally became popular to prove a person was wealthy enough to waste land rather than farm on it.

That status symbol no longer applies, since we no longer live in a sustenance farming economy, yet it's still mandated by law all over America.

Back in 17th Century England, the aristocracy was busy converting the old fortified castles of the feudal world into the countryside manor houses of the industrial age.

Aristocrats didn't want anybody to think they might be mere farmers, so instead of crops they planted grass on the most visible parts of their properties.

Thus the plantation home, America's version of the English manor house, inevitably included a prominent grassy lawn.

We have private yards because sometimes children should play backyard football rather than Madden NFL. »

Apple sues recycling partner for reselling more than 100,000 iPhones, iPads and Watches it was hired to dismantle

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Apple is suing former recycling partner GEEP Canada — now a part of Quantum Lifecycle Partners — for allegedly stealing and reselling at least 103,845 iPhones, iPads and Watches that it was hired to disassemble.

Apple sent the recycling firm over 500,000 iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches between January 2015 and December 2017, according to The Logic’s report.

When Apple did an audit, it discovered 18 percent of those devices were still accessing the internet through cellular networks. »

Gay men have taken over the Proud Boys Twitter hashtag

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(CNN) The Proud Boys hashtag, which members of the far-right group have been using, was trending Sunday after gay men on Twitter hijacked it and flooded the feed with photos of their loved ones and families and with memes.

The Proud Boys recently made headlines by celebrating President Trump's reply at last week's debate, when he was asked to condemn White supremacists.

But now the gay men of Twitter are making the group's hashtag known for entirely different reasons. »

Steam Hardware & Software Survey

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Steam Hardware & Software Survey: September 2020.

Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using.

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