San Marcos police ask for community feedback on use of force policies

Noble Horvath

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The San Marcos Police Department is asking for the community’s input on its current use of force policy.

SMPD officials announced the formation of a new committee that will be responsible for reviewing practices.

Some residents of the city say they are on board with policy changes. Tiffany Marcaurele feels it’s a step in the right direction.

“I mean there’s always a flaw in the law. There’s always going to be something that can be changed,” she said.

Jason Lewis believes the police department should be willing to make improvements if the community recognizes a problem.

“The police need to make adjustments. No one’s life should be punished for safety,” he said.

The new citizen’s advisory committee will be made up of residents from San Marcos who will be tasked with providing feedback to SMPD.

Long time resident Matthew Sustatia has already

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EGYM and Kolter Homes Partner to Bring Innovative Smart Fitness Technology to Cresswind 55+ Communities

Noble Horvath

EGYM aims to make the gym work for everyone, and this focus firmly supports Kolter Homes’ mission to establish and foster active adult communities that help residents “Live Better, Longer.” This partnership provides digital resident onboarding, engagement, motivation, and progress tracking, and in turn supports and empowers Cresswind residents with personalized and real-time fitness training. EGYM’s comprehensive Smart Strength training solution will be integrated into new Cresswind clubhouse fitness centers in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.

“EGYM strives to make the world fit for life, one body at a time. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all ages and fitness levels,” said Frank Arant, Director of Active Aging at EGYM. “It is an honor to partner with an industry innovator like Kolter Homes to provide solutions for all of their Cresswind Communities and, ultimately, enabling their residents to live better, longer.”

“Our residents want

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Choosing to boot or reboot an aging computer

Noble Horvath

Q: I have a Windows 10 computer that has become increasingly unreliable as it has aged over its three-year life. I’ll be using Outlook, Excel or Chrome and the computer stops responding until I reboot. Often, multiple reboots are necessary before it settles down. I tried deleting all non-Microsoft or Google apps, but to no avail. Do I need to buy a new computer, or is there an alternative?

a screen shot of an open laptop computer: The Windows 10 operating on a Microsoft Surface computer.

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The Windows 10 operating on a Microsoft Surface computer.

A: There’s a common misconception about computers in that computer owners think that their PC is slowing down or misbehaving because the hardware is wearing out.


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It’s not surprising, as we all know that this is true for things like our car or for household appliances that have a dominant mechanical component with many moving parts that can and do wear out and

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6-month-old baby goes water-skiing in Utah in viral video. Internet is divided

Noble Horvath

a person riding on the back of a boat in a body of water: Image posted on the Instagram account of Rich Casey Humpherys.

Image posted on the Instagram account of Rich Casey Humpherys.

Rich Casey Humpherys, a six-month-old baby boy from the US state of Utah, broke a world record last week as he became the youngest water skier in the world. However, a section of the internet isn’t quite pleased about it and censured the child’s parents online for allowing him to participate in such a “dangerous act”.

A picture and a video of Rich water-skiing were posted on Instagram by his parents Casey and Mindi Humpherys with the caption, “I went water skiing for my 6 month birthday. Apparently that’s a big deal #worldrecord.”

In the clip, Rich wore a life-jacket and held onto a bar-topped board as he was pulled across Lake Powell by another vessel. His father stationed himself on another boat and watched over Rich as the child did water-skiing.

Watch the video here:

Rich’s story as well

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FEFU scientists are paving way for future tiny electronics and gadgets

Noble Horvath


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Scientists of the School of Natural Sciences of Far Eastern Federal University (SNS FEFU) with colleagues from Russia, South Korea, and Australia suggest the breaking new ground approach to manage spin-electronic properties and functionality of the thin-film magnetic nanosystems. The method is important for the development of a new generation of tiny electronics (spin-orbitronics) and superfast high-capacity computer memory. A related article appears in NPG Asia Materials.

Scientists from the SNS FEFU Laboratory for Thin Film Technologies propose to control the functionality of a magnetic nanosystem through the surface roughness of a magnetic film sandwiched between heavy metal and a capping layer.
Modulating the roughness amplitude on the bottom and top surfaces (interfaces) of the magnetic film in the range of less than a nanometer, which is about the size of atoms, the researchers have maximized useful

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