The title of Bill Gates ’ new book – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster — is very Bill Gates-ian. Above everything else, Gates is an engineer, a man who sees a problem and immediately wonders how to fix it. Gates’ world is rational, logical, and, in a deep but not simple way, optimistic. After all, if a problem is fixable, you just have to find the best tools for the job and get it done. In his new book, Gates takes on the mother of all problems: the climate crisis . He looks at it not as a moral or political issue (although he is not naïve about either) but as an experienced mechanic might examine a car sputtering on the side of the road, or as a doctor might look at a sick patient. Gates clearly sets out what the goal should be – zero CO2 pollution by 2050, which is widely recognized as the target for a habitable planet – and then analyzes how to get there. Chapters have titles like “How We Plug In,” “How We Grow Things,” and “How We Keep Cool and Stay Warm.” In each, he … [Read more...] about ‘RS Interview: Special Edition’ With Bill Gates
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O n the day the Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against Goldman Sachs for securities fraud, shares in the company plunged 12.8 percent, closing at $160.70. The market, it seemed, was finally passing judgment on a decade of high-stakes Wall Street scammery that left America threatening Nigeria, Indonesia and Belarus on the list of the world’s most corrupt economies. A few days later, Goldman announced its first-quarter numbers. Profits were up 91 percent, to a staggering $3.4 billion. This article appeared in the May 13, 2010 issue of Rolling Stone. The issue is available in the online archive . Compensation and bonuses soared to $5.5 billion, up from $4.7 billion in the first quarter of 2009. Battered in the press, Goldman was raking up on the bottom line. So investors once again leapt into Goldman’s arms, pushing the stock as high as $166.50, not far from where it was even before news of the SEC suit broke. Goldman isn’t dead – far from it. But this new … [Read more...] about The Feds vs. Goldman
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. With the release of Superman in 1978, DC Comics broke ground and practically invented the blockbuster genre of superhero films. Decades later, with dozens of animated movies, live-action shows, and a new ensemble-led DCEU (DC Extended Universe) film series set to rival Marvel, the expansive franchises have finally found their permanent home on HBO Max . DC Universe, the former platform for DCEU content, was rebranded as DC Universe Infinite by WarnerMedia in January 2021, with a sole focus on a library of more than 24,000 comic books. HBO Max will become the exclusive streaming platform for DC content, with a huge catalogue having been added in January, such as the critically-acclaimed series Batman: The Animated Series and multiple Batman movies. The move had … [Read more...] about Step Aside, MCU: Here’s All the DC Universe Content You Can Stream on HBO Max
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Steamers have always been sort of an unheralded tool in a person’s closet, an “if-you-know-you-know” type of device that gets a decent amount of use if you’re trying to get wrinkles out of a suit or dress before a big event, but isn’t otherwise a “must-buy” like an iron, or actual washer and dryer. But the rise of the coronavirus has suddenly spawned a surge in steamer sales, with the disinfecting properties of a steamer appealing to Covid-conscious customers. According to new research, the best steamers (also known as “steam cleaners” or “garment steamers”) can go a long way towards eliminating household germs and bacteria, while helping to refresh clothing, bedding, furniture and everyday accessories too. Related The AirPods Pro Are Back Down to $199 on … [Read more...] about Steam Clean: Using a Steamer Can Help Kill Germs and Bacteria, but Can It Kill Covid?
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. With The United States vs. Billie Holiday streaming on Hulu, both longtime and new fans will likely be clamoring for more of the legendary jazz singer, who died in 1959 at the age of 44. Born Eleanora Fagan, Billie Holiday was among the targets of Federal Bureau of Narcotics head Harry Anslinger, whose racist agenda fueled a so-called crackdown on marijuana and heroin. That torment, as well as the music icon’s life, is the subject of the upcoming Lee Daniels biopic starring Andra Day as Holiday and Trevante Rhodes as undercover FBI agent-turned-lover Jimmy Fletcher. Slated to land February 26th as a Hulu Original film, the movie also features Tone Bell, Erik LaRay Harvey, Garrett Hedlund, Miss Lawrence, Natasha Lyonne, Rob Morgan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, and … [Read more...] about The Best Books About Billie Holiday