Here are 5 things you should know.
01. Shrinking Toilet Paper
Kimberly Clark has steadily shrunk it’s double roll of Cottonelle toilet paper, so as of June 2016 it’s now half its size of 5 years ago – from 4400 square inches to 2210.
Response from Kimberly Clarke is “we’ve narrowed our rolls slightly so we can continue to invest in the product and bring you the Cottonelle Toilet Paper you know and expect.”
5 years ago: 260 4.0×4.25 inch hsheets per double roll
2 years ago: 220 4.0×4.25 inch sheets per double roll
1 year ago 208 3.82×4.0 inch sheets per double roll
Today: 190 3.82×4.0 inch sheets per double roll
So now we are getting half the product and double the price. Now you pay 400% of what it was then.
Mouseprint.com is one of the few sites that shows these types of changes in products over time.
02. The Dunning–Kruger effect
Has it ever seemed to you that less competent people rate their competence higher than it actually is? It’s not just your imagination. It’s is a genuine cognitive bias called the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which relatively unskilled persons suffer illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their own ineptitude and evaluate their own ability accurately.
03. If you have an incident at your home after which when you will be temporarily displaced…
In cases of emergencies like fire or floods, when you’ll be displaced for any amount of time, anyone can listen to emergency scanners or see news reports that disclose your full address, and target your home, since they don’t expect anyone to be there. This kind of eavesdropping takes place only in US to my knowlege. In the U.K. and Australia Police scanners are illegal and encrypted.
04. How to prevent your PC from forcibly upgrading to Windows 10
There is a free software called Never10 and it can (at least for now) prevent Windows 10 from installing without your consent. It can also keep Windows 10 and associated files from being stored on your hard drive and being used as a download source for other Windows 10 downloads. The software is free and amounts to a few pushes of a button.
Now I don’t say there is anything wrong with Windows 10. The issue is with how the rollout is being done forcefully.
05. Where to file for Class Action Rebates
By browsing this website, you can check if you are entitled to a settlement from any current class action lawsuits, and easily file the paperwork online. I usually check the site every couple of months, and have collected on 5 or 6 different ones.