The Daily Populous

Monday February 22nd, 2021 evening edition

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Since the advent of the internet, the print phone book has largely become an artifact of a past age.

At least one city has attempted to ban the phone book’s yellow pages on environmental grounds.

George Coy, who founded the New Haven telephone network, saw a Graham Bell demonstration in April 1877.

Telephones—and telephone books—quickly caught on, and the first New Haven telephone book that was more than just a sheet of cardboard was published in November 1878.

“When people first started using the telephone they would often yell into the wrong part,” Shea said.

And when they did get on the phone, they had to figure out what to say to start a conversation: “Ahoy” was Alexander Graham Bell’s preferred option.

It’s not actually that strange that the first phone book had only the name of the person whose phone it was, Shea said. »

White supremacy a global threat, says UN chief

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White supremacy constitutes a “trans-national” threat, the UN secretary general has warned.

He said: “White supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are more than domestic terror threats.

The comments also came as France moved to ban the white supremacist group Generation Identity, which is active in a number of European countries. »

MyPillow C.E.O. Mike Lindell Sued by Dominion Over Election Fraud Claims

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The claims, particularly those made after the Jan. 6 uprising at the Capitol, prompted a backlash against Mr. Lindell and MyPillow.

A number of retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s, cut ties with the company while Twitter permanently suspended Mr. Lindell’s account.

Dominion said on Monday that it had written to Mr. Lindell multiple times, “put him on formal written notice of the facts and told him that Dominion employees were receiving death threats because of the lies.”. »

People with extremist views less able to do complex mental tasks, research suggests

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Our brains hold clues for the ideologies we choose to live by, according to research, which has suggested that people who espouse extremist attitudes tend to perform poorly on complex mental tasks.

The tasks were engineered to be neutral, not emotional or political – they involved, for instance, memorising visual shapes.

The researchers then used computational modelling to extract information from that data about the participant’s perception and learning, and their ability to engage in complex and strategic mental processing. »