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Daily Reading for April 28, 2019

News

Seattle’s cranes kept coming — and until now, operated safely | The Seattle Times

In my visits to Seattle, it was hard not to notice the cranes. At times I found it comical how many would get into a photo, especially in South Lake Union. Unfortunately, yesterday happened. I feel for those affected.

Trump Rallies Supporters As White House Correspondents Gala Celebrates The Free : NPR

In Washington, the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, an annual comedic event, was light on jokes and replete instead with warnings about the consequences of attacks on the free press.

Meanwhile, President Trump rallied supporters in Green Bay, touting economic growth and repeating familiar calls of “fake news” to a cheering crowd.

Very telling, to say the least.

Alaskan halibut, caught by a century-old Seattle boat, provides a glimpse of Amazon’s strategy with Whole Foods | The Seattle Times

Whole Foods touted a rarely seen promotional price for halibut as part of its ongoing campaign to revise the grocery chain’s high-cost reputation while maintaining its image for quality and sustainability.

“Whole Foods is one of the better ones, to be honest with you,” Bassi said. “But you know, Whole Foods, whole paycheck. … They usually do charge way more for everything than anywhere else. Which really surprises me that they’re selling this for $16-something a pound, because they’re not making anything on it.”

I have a Whole Foods walking distance from me and I’ve been thinking about them more often for things like fresh produce which are seeing a drop in price their. Jeff Bezos and Amazon have their bad qualities, but if they continue to make prices at Whole Foods more reasonable, then that’s a benefit to everybody.

Apple

A Starter Guide for Going iPad Pro Only – The Brooks Review

Of all the guides about using an iPad Pro as an everyday device, this one makes the most sense and is the most realistic.

Science & Tech

Scientists Discover Nearly 200,000 Kinds of Ocean Viruses | WIRED

Some scientists have speculated that viruses could someday be used to tweak the carbon cycle and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to Suttle. Zayed, who became interested in viruses while studying phage therapy as an alternative to antibiotics for treating infections, calls this potentially risky geoengineering scheme “phage therapy for the environment.”

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