Interesting articles – Saturday, 10/31/2020

“Right to repair” is gaining support from lawmakers. (Paola Rosa-Aquino/NYTimes) –

Both Republicans and Democrats are pursuing laws to make it easier for people to fix cellphones, cars, even hospital ventilators. In Europe, the movement is further along.

Right to repair is just plain American. We’re a nation of tinkerers.


Daylight saving time 2020 ends Sunday: 8 things to know about “spring forward, fall back” (Brian Resnick/Vox) – We’d be better off if DST was year-round.


Dwight Schrute Was a Warning (Megan Garber/The Atlantic)


Why Get Shorty Is One of the Best Crime Comedies Ever (Tom Reimann/Collider) – “Never has a man truly had no idea what the fuck he is doing more than Harry Zimm.”

“Get Shorty” is a wonderful movie. Dennis Farina was a national treasure.


New analysis shows ancient dogs and humans shared a surprising bond (Sarah Wells/Inverse) – The dog is the oldest domesticated animal; genetic evidence suggests a complex culture of dog breeding and domestication already well established 11,000 years ago, long before the invention of agriculture and cities.