Day: September 4, 2020

33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

(Pocket-lint) – Advancements in technology come in leaps and bounds, meaning it doesn’t take long for new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. Several modern technologies, such as mobile phones and computers, offer the ability to do many of the same things that these older gadgets were capable of, but in a smaller and more portable forms. 

That’s why we’re taking a nostalgic walk down memory lane, looking at some of the biggest, best and most memorable gadgets from the last century that have been outdated, outmoded or just forced into irrelevance by better, modern technologies.

You might remember many of these, but there are plenty of the younger generation that don’t.

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Public telephone booths

The iconic phone booth; essentially a monument to telephone’s history and now just a tourist attraction or somewhere to shelter from the cold.

The public phone booth has

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Ghislaine Maxwell Won’t Get the Prison Move She Asked For

After Ghislaine Maxwell argued this week that she should be moved into the general population at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Thursday that the Bureau of Prisons won’t grant the request. Her attorneys had claimed in a motion that she is being “held under uniquely onerous conditions” and was unfairly put on suicide watch because of her ties to Jeffrey Epstein, whose death last year was ruled a suicide by hanging. 

The prosecutors said that “the defendant’s argument that she is being treated ‘worse’ than other inmates is incorrect,” NBC News reported, adding that the surveillance and body scans Maxwell said she faced were regular procedure for other inmates.

Prosecutors also said Maxwell “will be placed into the general population if and when BOP is assured that such placement would not pose a threat to the orderly operation of the institution.”

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Social Security and You: Internet Lies About Social Security Never Go Away | Smart Change: Personal Finance

This half-baked harangue next alleges that FDR promised that “participants would only have to pay 1 percent of the first $1,400 of their annual incomes into the program.”

Once again, that’s just an outright lie. The Social Security bill that FDR signed in 1935 taxed income up to $3,000. And that same law called for an incremental adjustment to the tax rate, climbing from 1% in 1936 to 3% by 1949. Roosevelt and all legislators knew that, as the program grew in the future, its funding would also have to grow.

The wacky writer then falsely says, “the Social Security tax rate is now 7.65 percent.” That’s a common misperception. The Social Security tax rate is 6.2%. The other 1.45% is used to fund the completely separate Medicare program.

By the way, the last time the Social Security tax rate was increased was in 1983, during the administration of Ronald

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Darien Wellness, a Leader in Anxiety and Depression Therapy Across Connecticut, Announces Website Reboot to Support Those Affected by the Pandemic – Press Release

Darien Wellness is a team of experienced therapists and counselors based in Darien Connecticut but serving all of Connecticut via online services. The company is announcing an exciting website reboot to aid those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.


DARIEN, Conn. – August 29, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

Darien Wellness, a counseling group based in Fairfield County, is proud to announce an exciting website reboot. As Connecticut returns to work and school amidst the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the company is beefing up its website and online service offerings to better serve clients with issues such as anxiety, depression and trauma related to Covid. The company also offers marriage and couples counseling as well as therapy for children, teenagers and families. 

“Long before COVID-19 hit we were offering online services to our clients,” explained David Exell, CEO of the group. “We are experts in online therapy and were ready for the challenges the

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