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Links » Tuesday September 14, 2021

On This Day

September 14, 1907

Jasper Forest Reserve, which covers 13,000 square kilometers in the Canadian 🇨🇦 Rockies, is established.

In 1930, Jasper will become a national park under the National Parks Act.

Environment

COVID-19 / Pandemic

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Democracy

Canadian Election T -6 Days » Election day is September 20

Links » Saturday, September 11, 2021

9/11 – Afghanistan – Terrorism

Tech

  • Exposing your iPhone to high amplitude vibrations within certain frequency ranges, specifically those generated by high-power motorcycle engines, can degrade the performance of the camera system.

Geography

Coronavirus

China

  • China’s nuclear missile silo expansion: From minimum deterrence to medium deterrence – The Bulletin
    • The scale of the Chinese missile silo construction, combined with the other elements of its nuclear build-up, are unprecedented in Chinese nuclear history. It underscores that China’s nuclear posture has entered a new dynamic phase that requires new attention from the international community. Other countries will be responding politically and militarily.

Links » Friday, September 10, 2021

Coronavirus / COVID19 / Pandemic

Canadian Election T –10

Only 6.5% of US consumers with Apple Pay activated on their iPhones use it to buy items in stores, seven years after Apple launched the service

That means 93.9% don’t use Apple Pay.

Karen Webster, PYMNTS.com »

After seven years, Apple Pay’s adoption and usage isn’t much larger than it was 2015 (5.1%), a year after its launch, and is the same as it was in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.

Even now, in the age of digital-first consumers living in a connected, digital economy, Apple Pay’s stiffest competition in the store, ironically, remains that piece of plastic – the raison d’etre for its development and the intended target of its super-hyped potential in 2014.

In fact, the growth in total Apple Pay transactions since 2015 has come almost entirely from more stores having contactless terminals to accept it, more people having new iPhones that can use it, and the overall growth in retail transactions.

And almost none of that growth comes from more iPhone users wanting to use it instead of plastic cards.

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