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Tourist pound now down at close to just one dollar - BBC News

Water Cooler / Hell, I'm going with 22s
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:17:16 PM »
My 90s-early 2000s Grand Caravans got decent highway mileage -probably 21. They had 15-inch wheels.

My 2010 Grand Caravan has 16-inch wheels and gets 23mpg at 70mph. I'm impressed, given the frame size and load capacity.

Last year, I picked up a low-mileage 2015 GC with power-everything.  It has 17-inch wheels.  Six hours on the interstates averaging 75mph with a heavy-ish load and it's clocking in at 25.5mpg. I'm really impressed.

Monetization / For-Profit College Closes Operations, Surprising Students
« on: December 06, 2018, 05:43:10 PM »
Birmingham, Alabama-based Education Corp. of America said it was closing schools operating as Virginia College, Brightwood College, Brightwood Career Institute, Ecotech Institute and Golf Academy of America in more than 70 locations in 21 states. The company said in October that it had more than 20,000 students, although more recent documents indicate the number may be closer to 15,000.

Burger King has a new penny Whopper deal – but you need to head to McDonald's first


Hardware & Technology / Peak Iphone?
« on: December 04, 2018, 04:13:35 PM »
Report: iPhone Sales Fail Triggered "Fire Drill" at Apple

For the last 2 or 3 weeks, the buzz in my feeds has been about Apple trying to redirect attention away from Iphone unit sales.  Debbie says she doesn't know of another blockbuster category in Apple's future to replace the Iproduct line.  Anecdotally, I just don't hear much from family/friends Iphone fanbois anymore.  After all, phones are so 20th century.

Water Cooler / Key fob relay attacks
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:44:37 PM »

the data suggests that a growing number of people are comfortable leaving their PCs behind when they make big-ticket purchases.

....amid iPhone sales fears - 9to5Mac

I wonder if Wisconsin is now joined at the hip to Iphone sales?

Love the title.  This is one of the lesser reasons I went local for my smarthome stuff.

Hardware & Technology / Pushover
« on: November 18, 2018, 04:05:25 PM »
Uses device notification systems for messages. $5 one-time charge per Android|IOS|Desktop platform.

Just getting into it, but I already have it working for security notifications from Hubitat.

They've not shown up where I read.  ...Until now.

Orbital Kinetic Bombardment gets close to nuclear on damage and cost

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