US Woman finds 200 walnuts and squirrel's nest under hood of her car
The Fight to Make Meaning Out of a Massacre
Pittsburgh’s synagogue shooting was the deadliest attack on Jews on American soil. Over the past year, community members have struggled to do something constructive with their tragedy. But they have been divided on whether politics should guide their reaction.In the months since the shooting, not everyone in the Pittsburgh Jewish community has agreed on what it means to be “stronger than hate,” much less on why the attack happened in the first place. Three different views, roughly, have emerged. Some people have called for the return of American civility, preaching that tolerance and dialogue can beat back the shooter’s unfathomable bigotry.
A Pittsburgh-area woman checking the engine of her car to make sure nothing was aflame after she smelled burning made an even more surprising discovery under the hood: almost 200 walnuts and a squirrel's nest.
Holly Persic called her husband, Chris Persic, on Monday as she was driving. She told him that she noticed a burning smell but wasn't sure what it was. Chris told her to pull over and pop the hood to make sure nothing was on fire before he hung up.
Minutes later, Persic sent him a text that showed the source of the problem, heaps of walnuts and twigs stashed away in the engine of her 2016 Kia Sorento.
Ring Pro vs. Nest Hello: The right smart video doorbell could combat holiday package theft
In a doorbell showdown between Nest and Ring, which high-end buzzer wins?The Google Nest Hello is a $229 hardwired smart video doorbell. It has HD live streaming, motion, sound and person alerts, night vision, two-way audio, automatic responses from Nest if you don't want to talk to whoever's at the door -- and a three-hour image history of any activity that took place. The Nest Hello doorbell works with Google Assistant on smart displays and has some Alexa capabilities too.
"She sent that text and my jaw hit the floor," Chris Persic told ABC News on Wednesday.
Chris Persic made his way to the Northland Library, where Persic pulled over and began picking out as many walnuts as he could. It was pouring rain that day.
"It took about at least 45 minutes. There was a lot," Chris Persic said. "I was soaking wet … but I could see there was still a good amount of walnuts underneath the motor."
He and Persic then took the car to a nearby mechanic to remove the rest.
"They put it up on the lift and, I guess there's a protective plate underneath, so when they took that off all the walnuts fell out all over the place," he said.
The mechanics ended up dumping about half of a trashcan full of walnuts.
Google's new $49 Nest Mini replaces Home Mini as the smallest Google Assistant smart speaker
The Google Home Mini gets a new name with its second generation. Here's what we learned about Nest Mini at Google's Pixel event.Now, the company is announcing a new version of its smallest smart speaker. It's called the Nest Mini, as Google moves toward a Nest-branded line of smart home devices that includes the Nest Hello, Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max.
The car, fortunately, didn't have any extensive damage.
Chris Persic posted about the incident on Facebook a short while after it happened.
"Whether people are gonna admit it or not, I guarantee at least a couple of people have looked under their hood since seeing that post," he said with a laugh.
Builders Ditch Nest After Google Ties Devices to Digital Assistant .
Several residential builders have stopped buying and installing Google’s Nest devices after the internet giant overhauled how Nest technology works with other gadgets. The Alphabet Inc. unit bought Nest in 2014 for $3.2 billion to enter the so-called smart-home market. Nest has become one of the largest makers of internet-connected thermostats, smoke alarms and locks.The devices were popular with builders who saw a Nest gadget as a way to increase the value of properties. But earlier this year, that began to change as Google exerted more control over Nest and started changing the underlying technology.
Rats in the Hood
Rats and mice love to climb into cars, especially if the vehicle hasn't moved in a while. Find out what damage they can do and how to prevent it. Read more ...
Breaching the Emberhold - Critical Role RPG Show: Episode 6
Catch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7PM PT on Twitch: https://goo.gl/D9fsrS Listen to the Critical Role podcast: https://goo.gl/jVwPBr For more Geek&Sundry ...