Here are 5 things you should know.
1. For a few select languages, the DeepL website offers near flawless translations.
If you need texts translated between French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch or Polish, DeepL.com offers extremely good translations. It goes beyond simple word by word translations and properly transcribes more complex expressions and syntaxes than any other translator.
2. Most dog seatbelts are not independently tested and have no standard for performance.
Came across some crash test videos with dummy dogs and it became very clear that almost none of the options on the market are actually effective in a real crash. As an example, here is a cheap option that doesn’t actually work in independent testing:
Center for Pet Safety did a bunch of tests and published the videos to their website in 2013:
Only a few of the harnesses on the market actually worked to a reasonable level. It’s important to do your research and buy stuff that is independently tested. Make sure you are comfortable with the results of any testing that has been done on the harness you decide to buy.
3. If you are satisfied “enough” by an Uber/Lyft driver’s service, just give them a 5-star rating. Anything less than 5 stars actually harms them, and if most people rated them 4 instead of 5 stars, they’d be kicked off the app.
4. If you dial 999 and are afraid to/can’t audibly communicate with the operators, dialing “55” during the call will let them know you need assistance and can’t make noise.
More informaion here:
5. French public radio FIP hosts 8 high-quality ad-free music stations.
Right in your browser window. For free without ads.
They have a general stream (the only one in which people talk) plus some themed stations called Groove, Reggae, Rock, Jazz, Electro, Nouveau (Novelties), Monde (world music).